Irish and Norwegians biggest hotel spenders in Europe
According to a report in traveldailynews.com by Vicky Karantzavelou, Hotels.com’s latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) has revealed that Irish and Norwegian travellers are bearing the mantle of being Europe’s biggest spenders when travelling abroad, spending on average 122 euros per night on a hotel room.
Despite the economic climate, the Irish have retained the title for two years in a row as Europe’s biggest spenders when it comes to hotel rooms when they leave their own country, according to the figures for Q1 and Q2 2009 released in the new HPI report.
In terms of hotel room spend abroad, the Irish and Norwegians are closely followed by British and Swedish travellers who are willing to pay on average 120 euros and 119 euros each, per night respectively.
The Hotels.com HPI is a regular survey of hotel prices in major city destinations across the world. The HPI is based on bookings made on Hotels.com, and prices shown are those actually paid by customers rather than advertised rates. The HPI uses a weighted average based on the number of rooms sold in each of the markets that Hotels.com operates in. Approximately 78,000 properties in more than 13,000 locations make up the sample set of hotels from which prices are taken. The international scale of Hotels.com in terms of both customers and destinations makes the HPI one of the most comprehensive benchmarks available, as it incorporates both chain and independent hotels, as well as self-catering and bed and breakfast properties.