Hotel Prices up 50% in Vancouver for 102nd Grey Cup
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As Vancouver gears up for the 2014 CFL’s championship game, trivago.ca is reporting a 50% increase in hotel prices this upcoming weekend in the host city. Tiger-Cats and Stampeders fans considering heading to Vancouver to cheer for their team could save more than 100$ a night by staying in Vancouver’s surrounding cities, where prices remain stable.
Visitors heading to the 102nd Grey Cup this weekend will have to pay more than usual for their accommodation in Vancouver. Hotel rates in the city are up a staggering 50% this Saturday and Sunday, an average of $209 a night for a double room compared to $140 just last weekend.
With yesterday’s finals revealing the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Calgary Stampeders will compete for the Grey Cup this Sunday, football fans only have a few days to find a place to stay while cheering on their favorite team. Despite the time crunch, affordable rooms are still available, especially if people are willing to stay outside of the city. As seen in the graph below, a 40 to 45 minute drive can save them an average of $108 a night.
“As of today, only 17% of hotels in Vancouver still have rooms available this weekend. Since the final teams were revealed yesterday, we can expect the remaining rooms to sell out rapidly. The silver living is that many rooms are still available in Vancouver’s surrounding cities at half the cost of an average room in the host city. “ – Claude Paradis, Public Relations for Canada at trivago.ca.
Travelers find the ideal hotel for the best price on www.trivago.ca. trivago is the world’s largest online hotel search site, comparing rates from over 700,000 hotels on over 175 booking sites worldwide. trivago integrates over 140 million hotel ratings and 14 million photos in order to make finding the perfect hotel easier for users. Over 45 million visitors per month find their ideal hotel by using trivago’s various filters trivago was founded in 2005 in Düsseldorf, Germany and currently operates 49 international country platforms in 30 languages.