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The British lose millions on booking hotels

Online hotel agents vary in price on average around 23%. Huge saving potential for holiday makers. Effective price comparison of different agents now possible through trivago’s meta price search.

(lifePR) (Düsseldorf, Germany, ) Online travel bookings have become the standard. To find the cheapest hotels is important, therefore it is vital to compare different offers on the internet. According to a data base summary from, the prices differ on average around 23%. A difference of €100 is not a rarity for the same room per night. A current study from the Danish Centre for regions and tourism research states that the Europe wide turnover with online hotel reservations 2006 is 6.1 billion Euros. About 34% or 2 billion from that went to the UK market. The British holiday makers give away roughly 477 million Euros yearly through the price differences between agents.

To find the cheapest up to date offers you had to check all online agents yourself. As a solution to this, uses its meta price comparison for hotels to bring transparency into a ‘jungle of costs’.

The innovation of the trivago technology is that you can see in an instant which agent offers which price for the sought after hotel. The users see immediately what they can save with which agent, and even those who like to book directly with a hotel should check with trivago first: most agents have better prices than the hotel itself.

trivago GmbH

The European internet media business based in Düsseldorf, Germany, was founded in April 2005. trivago operates one of the largest user driven travel portals in Europe, issuing high quality travel information and ‘insider’ tips for perfect travel planning. It combines its social networking platform's travel tips and reviews, with price search and comparison for hotels and package holidays. This allows users to find and book great deals with the benefit of other travellers' experiences and advice. Therefore, trivago is the internet starting point for many price-conscious travel enthusiasts across Europe. As well as in the United Kingdom trivago has sites in Germany, Spain, France, Sweden, Poland and Italy. In the fourth quarter of 2007, trivago attracted more than 2.5 million visitors per month throughout Europe taking advantage of trivago’s Community tips and its price search function.