Travellers looking for breaks in the Canaries and Balearics this year could be more likely to book a holiday home after hotels hiked up their prices by up to 12%.
A new study by Trivago has revealed that hotels on the Canary and Balearic islands have increased their nightly rates by 12% and 11% respectively. The rise makes the average price of a night’s stay on the Canaries €122 and the Balearics €113.
The Canaries and Balearics benefit from all-year-round popularity because of their milder winter temperatures compared with the rest of Spain. However the price hike still comes at a time when the rest of debt-ridden Spain is seeing hotel rates either stagnate or fall.
Prices in continental Spain
In continental Spain, the biggest price fall has been in Galicia where prices have dropped by 20%. The regions of Cantabria and Navarra have fallen by 14% and 13% respectively.
Aragón, Catalonia and Andalucía hotel prices have seen minor rises of 1%.
Hotel city breaks
City breaks in Spain paint a similar picture, with higher than average nightly stays in the Canary Islands and Balearics:
- Palma de Majorca (Balearics): €110/night
- Barcelona: €92/night
- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canaries): €86/night
- Madrid: €85/night
- San Sebastián: €84/night
Sunny Spain was a favourite for travellers in 2013 : a staggering 56.7 million foreign tourists visited last year, the highest number yet. This was partly due to the lower holiday prices, but also the instability of other usual favourites such as Egypt.
Published: 27 January 2014