By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 29 Dec 2011 • 17:54
BENIDORM was the sixth most searched for city destination for New Year’s Eve by Spaniards on the hotel price comparison website Trivago.es
Madrid came first beating London in England, Paris in France and Rome in Italy. Granada beat Benidorm in fifth position, while Barcelona came seventh, beating New York (US), Seville in the Andalucia Region and Lisbon in Portugal.
When it came to searches by people all over Europe, Benidorm did not make it to the top 10.
Only Madrid and Barcelona made it on the list in fifth and ninth positions respectively Berlin in Germany came first, followed by capitals London, Paris and Rome, retaining their second, third and fourth positions.
Amsterdam in Holland and Hamburg in Germany came in sixth and seventh positions and New York remained in its eighth spot. Madrid dropped to fifth place and was followed by Amsterdam, Hamburg, New York, Barcelona and Prague.
Prague, the Czech Republic’s capital in was the 10th most searched for destination by Europeans. Trivago.es compared the prices and availability of various cities in Spain. Out of 16 cities, Benidorm was the most expensive with an average room rate of €303 for New Year’s Eve.
This is more than Barcelona’s €200 average room rate. The average price in Spain’s capital, Madrid, was €142, in Palma de Mallorca the average price was €139 and in Marbella the price was €122. Alicante and Valencia’s average room rate were the second lowest at €71 for the night, while the cheapest was Zaragoza at €57.
This difference in prices was in direct relation to the average occupancy.
Benidorm was nearly 90 per cent full, while in Zaragoza they had only filled a quarter of their hotel rooms.
By Nicole Hallett
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