Holiday revelers hit by big price hikes for popular Airbnb locations
A last-minute UK holiday weekend getaway could put travelers down an additional 22% in more expensive places across the country, the latest research shows.
The study, carried out by money.co.uk, investigated the average price per night of rentals on the Airbnb accommodation booking site on the dates and locations of the UK’s biggest events and holidays. United throughout 2021.
The prices were then compared to the corresponding dates from the previous week to reveal which events are raising Airbnb prices the most with the Halloween weekend in Glasgow which saw prices skyrocket by 58%.
The three-day summer holiday weekend encourages many to embark on a city break, with Airbnb prices in the UK’s biggest cities rising an average of 6% over the next weekend.
Liverpool have seen prices rise the most, with nighttime charges jumping 22%.
According to the data, the best deals were in Sheffield and Birmingham, where Airbnb prices are only increasing by 1%.
Five cities with the biggest price increase during the summer holidays:
Prices also increased when demand coincided with special events or occasions.
In the country’s 10 largest cities, prices rose 6% on average for Halloween, but the city that saw the biggest price increase by far was Glasgow, with an average price up 58%.
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To save money, avoid staying at Airbnb over the Christmas weekend, as average rental prices increase an average of 8%, the largest average increase of any holiday. Prices have increased especially in Edinburgh with an increase of 18% compared to the previous weekend.
The research also revealed the 10 cities with the biggest price increase compared to the rest of the 2021 public holidays:
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