UK Tourists Cut Back on Hotel Spending

17th March 2010 (Last Updated March 17th, 2010 18:30)

British tourists spend the least on hotel accommodation in Europe, according to a study by hotels.com. Last year, an average £90 ($137) a night was spent on hotels by UK residents when abroad, ranking them in 14th (and last) position in Europe. This is a massive fall from gra

British tourists spend the least on hotel accommodation in Europe, according to a study by hotels.com.

Last year, an average £90 ($137) a night was spent on hotels by UK residents when abroad, ranking them in 14th (and last) position in Europe.

This is a massive fall from grace when UK holidaymakers were among the biggest spenders in 2008, second only to Ireland in the spending league in 2007.

Ireland remains number one for hotel expenses with an average of £107 ($163) per night spent.

Spain, Portugal, Italy and Austria are also among the most lavish tourists, all spending over £100 ($152) a night.