Travelodge responds to coronavirus by offering 1 million rooms for £25 or less a night

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A general view of Travelodge hotel sign near to Marylebone Station, central London.
Travelodge has announced a deal to lure customers back during the coronavirus pandemic. (PA)

Travelodge is offering more than 1 million rooms at £25 or less per night in an effort to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

The budget hotel chain made the announcement in the run-up to Christmas, as the hospitality industry tries to find a way to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Travelodge, which has 575 premises across the UK, is hoping its move could have a positive impact on room occupancy given England’s three-tier lockdown system.

In June, Travelodge announced that landlords had agreed a deal to slash its rent during the pandemic.

It encouraged people to use the hotels to stay near friends and family before meeting up.

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The company said: “You can easily find a Travelodge close to your family and friends’ house and safely visit them whilst adhering to the COVID-19 social distance rules.”

In Tier 1, people cannot meet up in a group of more than six indoors or outdoors, unless they are in a larger household or part of a support bubble.

Watch: Thousands more braced for tougher COVID-19 controls

People living in Tier 1 can stay in hotels within their tier and also travel to Tier 2 areas.

They can stay in a hotel with anyone, but the rule of six applies.

In Tier 2, you can meet friends and family only outdoors, and only in a group of up to six people.

People living in Tier 2 can travel to hotels within Tier 1 or Tier 2, but only with people in their household or support bubble.

General view of a Travelodge hotel in Battersea, London, as the budget hotel chain is to create 420 new jobs by opening 14 hotels across the UK and Spain this year.
Travelodge is offering 1 million rooms for £25 a night. (PA)

The government has advised people not to travel into or out of Tier 3 areas.

If you live in Tier 3, you can stay in a Tier 3 hotel but only with those from your household or support bubble.

The Travelodge offer is available on stays from 1 November.

The company said a family of four can stay in a £25 room for just £6.25 per person.

The offer also includes New Year’s Eve and dates in January, Travelodge said.

It has also reopened most of its bar cafés, which now only have table service.

Watch: How does England’s three-tier system work?

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