Glasgow hotel prices rise by 158 per cent for Commonwealth Games

Hotel rooms rise to average an of £448 a night

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Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games brand logo in George Square Glasgow with Superstore left and Glasgow City Council building

Hotel prices in Glasgow have risen to an average of £344 during the Commonwealth Games (23 July to 4 August), according to hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk.

This is a 158 per cent increase in comparison to the previous week, when one night costs an average of £133. In July 2013 one night in Glasgow cost an average of just £78.

The most expensive night to book is Sunday 27 July, when an overnight stay will cost an average of £448. On this day, Hampden Park stadium will make its debut appearance following a £14 million refurbishment, in order to host the first Athletic events. This includes the men's 5000 metres, which Mo Farah is rumoured to compete in.

The largest increase in travel interest to Glasgow was in May, when hotel searches increased by 104 per cent in comparison to April. In June, searches increased by a further 13 per cent. Unsurprisingly, hotel availability will drop by 75 per cent during the event.

Elsewhere in the UK and across Europe, hotel prices have increased by up to
102 per cent in popular summer destinations.

The largest increase can be found in Ibiza's Playa d'en Bossa, where hotel prices have doubled in comparison to last month. One night in July will cost an average of £248, compared to £123 in June.

Other significant increases can be found in Mykonos Town (up 72 per cent to £258), Salou and Alcudia (both up 51 per cent to £136 and £142, respectively).

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