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Chapter 6: Prices Paid at Home and Away
Knowing the average prices that your fellow travelers are spending around the world and at home can help gauge the kind of travel deal you are getting and assist you in planning for the perfect trip within the exact budget you want. Below is a look at what globetrotters from major countries worldwide have been paying on average for hotels stays in the first half of 2012, both domestically and abroad.
Over the last year, Americans have spent $5 more a night ($125 on average) when booking a hotel in The United States, while remaining steady at approximately $171 per night when booking internationally. Previous Hotel Price Indexes™ have shown that median U.S. daily rates are slowly and steadily climbing upwards year-over-year since bottoming out in 2009. It’s likely that Americans’ domestic spending habits are finally reflecting this gradual increase.
The U.S. was one of only five countries that increased the home spending in the first half of 2012. Australia and New Zealand were among those five as well and were also the only two countries to raise the bar for both home and away hotel budgets.
The Japanese continue to be the biggest splurgers overseas, spending $185 per night, while Mexicans prove to be the thriftiest travelers away from home, spending $62 less per night.
Prices Paid at Home and Away