Wilmington, Delaware: When the volcanic ash cloud from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland left thousands of travelers stranded in Europe, hoteliers swiftly and strongly reacted to assist those in need. According to HotelsCombined.com website statistics, the average daily rate of hotels across Europe leading up to the volcanic eruption was approximately USD $120, compared to a USD $96 average daily rate the week immediately following the eruption.
"European hoteliers showed incredible support to the global community when they dropped rates significantly to help lessen the burden for travelers who were not able to return home when planned," said Michael Doubinski, general manager HotelsCombined.com. "We are proud to have provided a forum on the HotelsCombined.com website for travelers to search for and book the best available hotel deals during this time of crisis."
HotelsCombined.com is the world's leading hotel search engine, with a database of more than 200,000 hotels from 195 countries. The site streamlines the largest amount of real-time international hotel deals into one simple and efficient format, aggregating prices from prominent online travel agents and hotel chains, including Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia.com, LastMinute.com, Travelocity.com, Carlson Hotels, Hilton Hotels Worldwide, Intercontinental Hotel Group and Choice Hotels. More than 6.5 million monthly HotelsCombined.com users compare multiple hotels simultaneously and then click directly to partner websites to make a reservation. With no mark-up fees or additional booking fees, HotelsCombined.com offers travelers a completely free and invaluable tool for finding unbeatable hotel deals, whether they search directly through www.HotelsCombined.com or through one of 15,000 affiliate partner websites.