Riga has claimed the title as the world's cheapest city for UK travellers according to a recent hotel study. The Hotels.com Price Index revealed that room rates in the Latvian capital averaged £52 per night in the second quarter of 2010, compared to a whopping £155 per night in the world's most expensive city, Geneva.
Findings show that the top five cheapest cities are: Riga, Tallinn, Bangkok, Warsaw and Budapest.
Estonian capital Tallinn is tipped to become one of the best options for a budget city break in 2011, with the launch of new routes to the city from low-cost carriers Ryanair (from Luton and Edinburgh starting 10 January, 2011) and easyJet (from Liverpool starting 26 April, 2011). The city will also celebrate its role as European Capital of Culture next year, as well as marking 20 years of independence from the Soviet Union.