Book a keep at a flowery 4* lodge as an alternative of an Airbnb as they’re CHEAPER because of Covid

HOTELS are cheaper than ever because of the pandemic – and a 4-star suite may be cheaper than your Airbnb rental.

Many vacation destinations, especially cities, are struggling as the pandemic has stopped travel in many destinations.


Four star hotels are now cheaper than apartment rentals in a number of vacation destinations due to the pandemicCredit: Alamy

The hospitality industry is hardest hit as hotels seek to win back guests.

New data from the tour operator Dertour has published the hotel price index 2020, which compares hotels and holiday homes in 75 travel destinations.

This has resulted in a massive price difference between three- and four-star accommodations compared to vacation homes – depending on where you are on vacation.

For example, four-star hotels in Santorini and Mykonos have been found to be much cheaper than home rentals.

In Santorini, renting an apartment or house cost an average of 184 euros, compared to 155 euros for a four-star hotel, while on Mykonos the difference was almost 50 percent (288 euros compared to 149 euros).

This also applies to Mallorca in Spain. If you rent a place you get € 158 back, but a four-star hotel costs € 131.

Since many hotels also offer perks like airport pick-up, breakfast, or on-site facilities, you get a lot more for your money too.

Venice, Paris and Dubrovnik, however, do not have that many 4 * hotel bargains


Venice, Paris and Dubrovnik, however, do not have that many 4 * hotel bargainsCredit: Alamy

Even three-star hotels look a lot cheaper in many of the popular vacation destinations.

Avoid booking four-star hotels in Venice, Paris or Dubrovnik, as well as Athens and Rome – renting a house is much cheaper.

Dr. Ingo Burmester, CEO of DER Touristik Central Europe, said that “Even in 2021, travel will be cheap”, especially for package tours, as this is determined by the cost of flights and hotels.

He continued, “Although it was a challenging time, we saw great interest in domestic travel.

“We also forecast a major catch-up effect for Mediterranean destinations, European travel and long-haul trips in 2021 once travel restrictions are lifted.”


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