April 28, 2010 08:38 ET Reports European Hoteliers Reacted Swiftly to Assist Travelers via Lower Room Rates When Iceland's Volcanic Eruption Stranded Thousands in Europe

WILMINGTON, DE--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) -  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 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 "We are proud to have provided a forum on the website for travelers to search for and book the best available hotel deals during this time of crisis."

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