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
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).