Edinburgh Festival 2006 Sees Demand for Edinburgh Hotels Increase at LateRooms
July 28, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment NewsWhilst Edinburgh is most famous for its Tattoo (4th-26th August), Fringe Festival (6th-28th August) and International Festival (13th August to 3rd September), the season officially kicks off on July 28th with the Starbucks Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival.
The festivals offer something for virtually everyone. Highlights this year are expected to include comedian Bill Bailey, Ben Elton – the Musical (Not endorsed by or featuring Ben Elton) and the spectacular End of Festival Fireworks Concert which this year takes place on September 3rd.
The Edinburgh Festival attracts over 800,000 visitors from all over the world and accommodation is notoriously much more expensive and hard to find at this time. LateRooms (http://www.laterooms.com) has already seen average price increases amongst its Edinburgh hotels of £25.00 per room. The hotel industry’s late availability database advises travellers to make their travel arrangements as early as possible.
“LateRooms has already seen a 50% increase in bookings in Edinburgh for August and this trend is set to continue” says Head of Marketing Andrew Pumphrey.
“The 4 star rated Harbour Apartments are offering great midweek prices from £120.00 for a double/twin apartment and are located only 15 minutes from central Edinburgh while the 3 star rated Old Waverley Classic Hotel is offering double rooms from just £130.00 including breakfast”.
For the ‘inside track’ on finding a bargain, LateRooms suggest festival goers consider staying at hotels in Glasgow, which is just 50 minutes from Edinburgh via an express train service.
“LateRooms.com currently have some great deals on hotels in central Glasgow such as the 4 star Artto Hotel which is offering double rooms from £49.00” adds Mr. Pumphrey.
LateRooms is the UK’s leading online accommodation site offering late availability deals in over 12,000 properties world-wide ranging from Bed and Breakfast’s to five star luxury hotels. LateRooms can offer customers a saving of up to 70% off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book by phone or online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. LateRooms specialises in Last Minute bookings but guests can book up to three months in advance.