London Hotel Prices Drop by 16% During August

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El objetivo es incrementar el nivel de gramática y vocabulario para poder mantener conversaciones sobre un tema de negocios específico.

CEFR Level: CEF Level C2 (Advanced) / IELTS Level 8+ (establecidos a partir del Marco Comun Europeo de Referencía para las lenguas)

Estimated reading time at advanced level: 2 minutes, 40 seconds. Contains 534 words

Recommended vocabulary for this article:

lowest, aerial, monthly, comparison, exception, hosted, festivals, subsequently, decrease, trend, dramatic, year-on-year, month-on-month, downward, affordable, accommodation, spans, inflated

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Hotel prices have fallen in major cities across the UK this month, according to the trivago Hotel Price Index (tHPI), recorded monthly by hotel search website trivago.co.uk.

In comparison to July, London hotel prices have dropped by 16 per cent, from an average of £171 in July to an average of £143 during August. The only exception is Edinburgh, which hosted the International and Fringe festivals this month and subsequently saw a 35 per cent increase in hotel prices, from £150 per night in July to £202 in August.

Vocabulary

prices have dropped Copier prices have dropped dramatically in recent years, making them affordable for even very small businesses. Los precios de las fotocopiadoras han caído drásticamente en los últimos años, incluso poniéndolas al alcance de los bolsillos de empresas muy pequeñas.
an average of The company handles an average of 5’000 tons of meat annually. La compañía procesa una media de 5.000 toneladas de carne al año.
exception The sole exception is in the case of considerations relating to security and public order. Por consideraciones de seguridad y de ordenpúblico se prevé una sola excepción.
hosted Each chapter is hosted by a county resource and referral agency. Cada sucursal está a cargo de una de las agencias de recursos y referencia del condado.
subsequently It was subsequently found that the managerial group concept works better. Se llegó a la conclusión que el concepto de manejo administrativo de grupo funciona mejor.
London hotel prices at their lowest since March
London hotel prices at their lowest since March

As the table above shows, London hotel prices are currently at their lowest since March, at an average of £143 per night. This is a 16 per cent decrease from July and a 15 per cent decrease from August 2015, when a hotel room cost an average of £169 per night.

Other major UK cities follow the same trend / in comparison to last month – hotel prices in Manchester are down 17 per cent to an average of £104, Brighton is down by 15 per cent to £112 and Leeds is down by 14 per cent to £86. When compared to the same time last year, prices are still down but the difference is less dramatic – hotel prices in York are down by 8 per cent and Liverpool by 5 per cent. London is the only city with a significant year-on-year decrease in hotel prices.

Vocabulary

trend This is a positive trend for the sake of regional stability and prosperity. Esta es una tendencia positiva para la estabilidad y prosperidad regional.
in comparison to In comparison to their male counterparts, women generally have lower access to managerial and leadership positions, and […] En comparación con sus homólogos masculinos, el acceso de las mujeres a puestos de gestión y dirección suele ser menor […]
is down by Domestic burglary is down by 21% and vehicle crime by 15% – their lowest levels for a decade. Los robosen viviendas se han reducido en un 21% y los delitos contra vehículos en un 15%, sus niveles más bajos en un decenio.
the same time last year Regarding the state of budget execution this year, you also note that implementation is less than at the same time last year. En referencia al estado de ejecución del presupuesto en este […] año, tenga en cuenta asimismo que el grado de aplicación es inferioral alcanzado en las mismas fechas del año anterior.
still down The interest shown in holdings held by the funds remains high, but is still down compared to 2008. El interés por las participaciones poseídas por fondossigue siendo importante pero más reducido que en 2008.
less dramatic The Commission’s way is likely to be effective but less dramatic than ours. Probablemente la forma de laComisión sea eficaz pero menos drástica que la nuestra.
year-on-year We must have mechanisms in place to stop this recurring year-on-year. Necesitamos un mecanismo que impidaque esto ocurra año tras años.

Edinburgh hotel prices 41% more expensive than London

The annual International and Fringe festivals in Edinburgh have caused hotel prices to rise by 35 per cent, from an average of £150 per night in July to £202 in August. This makes Edinburgh the most expensive city in the UK for a hotel stay this August. Last year, a hotel room cost an average of £207 during August.

Vocabulary

 have caused Some recent examples of denial of service and virus attacks have
been reported to have caused extensive financial damage.
Ejemplos recientes de denegación de servicio y ataques de virus han causado grandes perjuicios financieros.
 prices to rise Economists say that as petroleum supplies diminish, we can expect prices to rise. Los economistas advierten sobre una subida de precios en reacción a la disminución de los suministros de petróleo.
 a hotel stay Can I receive credit for a hotel stay I made 2 weeks ago? ¿Puedo acreditar una estancia en un hotel realizada hace 2 semanas?

Denise Bartlett, Communications UK & Ireland: “Following Brexit on 24th June, London hotel prices changed little between June and July, increasing by an average of £10 – which is normal for the summer season. In August, however, they have dropped by an average of £28, now reflecting prices which are more in line with the winter months. Due to the huge number of hotels in London, prices usually remain fairly stable – it is very unusual to see such large price differences, both month-on-month and year-on-year. It will be interesting to see if the downward trend continues in September.

Vocabulary

summer season However, during the summer season or sales (which normally take place from the second week of July until the second week[…] No obstante, en temporada de verano o de rebajas (por norma habitual, se extiende desde la segunda semana de julio hasta[…]
in line with Each objective is susceptible to specific, measurable objective assessment in line with its importance. Cada objetivo tiene una valoración determinada, medible y objetiva de acuerdo a la importancia dada al mismo.
to remain stable It will remain stable and it will remain strong. Seguirá siendo estable y seguirá siendo fuerte.
month-on-month The euro zone’s trade balance improved in March based on a second consecutive month-on-month increase in exports. La balanza comercial de la zona euro mejoró en marzo araíz del segundo aumento consecutivo intermensual de las exportaciones.
downward trend Europe is a relative exception, but not to the extent of correcting a worldwide downward trend. Europa es casi una excepción, pero no tanto como para corregir una tendencia mundial negativa.

Edinburgh has come under fire in the past for failing to provide affordable accommodation during the festival, which spans the majority of August and annually results in largely inflated hotel prices. An overnight stay can often cost double the amount it would during one of the cheaper, winter months.”

Vocabulary

to come under fire One may well deny it, but just about every measure that has been taken has come under fire from this House. Por mucho que lo nieguen, casi todas y cada una de las medidas adoptadas han sido atacadas por esta Cámara.
failing to provide But it is what Europe’s leaders are manifestly failing to provide. Pero los líderes europeos se muestran manifiestamente incapaces de lograrlo.
affordable accommodation The most centrally – located hostel in Dublin city, we offer affordable accommodation for visitors to the Irish capital.
spans If the service delivery spans over several time periods, appropriate adjustments have to be made. Si la prestación del servicio cubre varios períodos, deben realizarse los ajustes necesarios.
results in I am fully confident that, under your wise and able leadership, we will achieve fruitful results in our work. Confío plenamente en que bajo su dirección juiciosa y capaz nuestros trabajos redundarán en resultados fructíferos.
overnight stay An overnight stay in the hospital may not be needed. Puede ser que no sea necesario quedarse en el hospital una noche.

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