Luxury for less
There were several cities where UK travellers paid quite a bit less to stay in 4-star and 5-star accommodation in 2016 for a variety of reasons.
- Milan was host to the World Expo in 2015, welcoming more than 20 million visitors, so much of the drop in its 4-star average can be explained by prices returning to more customary levels in 2016.
- Istanbul was hit by political and security instability during the year, which deterred many visitors, and lowered average prices top-end hotels.
- The situation in Disneyland Paris was similar with visitor numbers dropping in Paris in the wake of terrorist attacks.