Hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk has compiled a list of the ten most popular national and international destinations this October Half Term, based on searches made between 1st September and 19th October 2014.
Top Ten International Destinations
|2||Amsterdam , Netherlands||£129|
|3||Barcelona , Spain||£112|
|5||Benidorm , Spain||£81|
|9||Berlin , Germany||£71|
Paris is the most popular international destination this October half term. It is also the third most expensive, at an average of £148 per night between 24th October and 2nd November. The city break is a popular choice this October, with five European capitals in the top ten: Paris, Amsterdam, Dublin, Rome and Berlin. Of these, Venice is the most expensive (£152 per night) and at less than half the price, Berlin is the cheapest (£71 per night).
With winter approaching, some UK holidaymakers are hoping to make the most of warmer temperatures abroad. Four of the top ten international destinations are early winter sun destinations: Barcelona, Benidorm, Dubai and Albufeira. Of these, Dubai is the most expensive (and the overall most expensive destination this October half term) at an average of £172 per night. Albufeira is the cheapest (and the overall cheapest destination) at £55 per night.
Top Ten National Destinations
*Average price per night for a standard double room between 24 October and 2 November 2014, based on searches made between 1 September and 19 October 2014.
Unsurprisingly, London is both the most popular and the most expensive UK destination this October half term, at an average of £154 per night between 24th October and 2nd November. This is followed by Edinburgh at £111 and Manchester at £102. Blackpool persists as one of the most popular UK destinations, in second position this half term.
Blackpool is also the cheapest destination this half term, at an average of £63 per night. This is followed by Birmingham (£70 per night), Leeds (£81 per night) and Bristol (£82 per night).