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HERE COMES THE BRIDE…CLOSELY FOLLOWED BY THE CREDIT CARD BILL!

4th Apr 2005


Travelodge helps you save pounds AND enjoy the party!

Everyone loves a good wedding, but as the invites flood in, so too do the credit card bills once you’ve budgeted for a new outfit, a gift, travel and hotel accommodation, not to mention funds for when the bar dries up! The average figure we expect to spend attending just one wedding in the UK in 2005 is £400, with approximately 25%* of that amount spent on accommodation. With an average of four weddings throughout the year, your £400 spent on hotels alone would cover a luxury break abroad!

However, attending such a celebration needn’t cost the earth, there are a number of ways you can cut back on expenditure and still enjoy yourself. Money saving tactics could include splitting the cost of a gift with friends, updating an old outfit with new accessories, sharing transport or even choosing budget accommodation. Travelodge, the UK’s favourite budget hotel chain, has double and family rooms available from just £26 per night when booked online**. With Travelodge, the cost isn’t per person, it’s per room, thereby making it perfect for couples and friends traveling across the country to weddings.

With over 260 hotels nationwide, from Plymouth to Inverness, you’re sure to find one within a stumble of the reception venue, meaning you can enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep at a very affordable price.

Hen nights
Another expense before the wedding is the hen party, which today means a weekend away rather than a simple night out in your home town. Travelodge is therefore the ideal solution for such riotous gatherings given its fantastic prices. With hotels in great city centre locations that form the backbone of Britain’s top hen and stag destinations, such as London, Dublin, Brighton, Liverpool, Edinburgh and Leeds, there’s no excuse not to go further afield and save your pounds for partying!

In order to make the most of these great prices, book online at www.travelodge.co.uk. Be sure to book early to get the best possible deal.

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For further information please do not hesitate to contact either Emily Field / Suzanne Price at Shine Communications
Emily.field@shinecom.com or Suzanne.price@shinecom.com


Notes to Editors:

* Travelodge desk research conducted March 2005

** £26 is the average room rate for rooms booked online, outside London. The average price for London Travelodge hotel rooms is £46.

· Travelodge offers double, family and disabled access rooms. A family room caters for two adults and two children, both under 16 years. All rooms are en-suite, with luxury king size beds, colour TV and free tea and coffee making facilities
· Travelodge currently has 260 locations throughout the UK
· Travelodge was the first UK budget hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985

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