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Glasgow hotel prices increase by 158% for Commonwealth Games

The impending Commonwealth Games have precipitated a surge in hotel prices in host city Glasgow, according to Trivago

The comparison site’s Hotel Price Index for July showed the average hotel price in Glasgow has risen 158% to £344 for the games period between 23 July to 4 August. This compares to an average of £133 the previous week and £78 in July 2013.

The most expensive night to book is Sunday 27th July, when an overnight stay will cost an average of £448. Trivago suggest that this could be due to the opening of the newly refurbished Hampden Park Stadium on this day.

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The largest increase in travel to the city was in May, when hotel prices increased 104% month-on-month, and June searches increased by a further 13%.

Trivago says hotel availability will drop by 75% during the event.

The index also found that hotel prices have increased by an average of 23% in comparison to last month for top EU summer destinations while UK summer destination hotel prices have increased up to 19% due to the ‘staycation’ trend.

Torquay (from £81 to £96, 19%), Newquay (£98 to £110, 12%) and Bournemouth (£89 to £99, 11%) are amongst the largest rises between June and July.

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