DALLAS, TX – The Brexit vote and subsequent drop in the value of the pound has sparked huge demand from American travelers looking to grab a vacation bargain across the pond, with hotel searches for UK destinations up over 50% year-on-year, according to Hotels.com.
With the pound at a three-decade low compared to the US dollar, Britain is now a great value destination for Americans, and travelers are wasting no time in seeking out the best deals out there.
Searches by American travelers on Hotels.com, post Brexit, have increased by a whopping 50% year-on year. Moreover, the UK is a top international destination for Americans based on company data. “For many Americans the UK is a dream destination,” says Josh Belkin, VP/GM of Hotels.com North America. “It’s no secret Americans have a real fondness for British accents, their TV shows, their pubs and the Royal family, so with the strong dollar travelers can act fast to turn that dream into a reality.”
“As we head into peak summer season, Americans eyeing up a trip to the UK will want to lock in their hotel reservation now, while they are getting a real bargain. With the British pound at a 30-year low, it means now is the time to go.”
Hotels for half the price
The Hotel Price Index for 2015 showed that US travelers paid on average $257 per night for a hotel in London. However following the Brexit vote, certain hotel deals available to American travelers are almost half that price.
For example, a top 5 star hotel in London’s West End is available from as little as $131 per room per night and that’s during peak travel season in August. Even better deals are available on 4 star central London hotels, with prices as low as $82 per room per night in August.