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"68% U.S. cities showed an increase in prices in 2011."
Source: US HPI

"Port Washington, Wisconsin showed the greatest price increase; rates rose 202% from $35 to $105 in 2011."
Source: US HPI

"Despite the ongoing European debt crisis, Americans paid 9% more in Europe for a hotel room in 2011."
Source: US HPI

"In Canada, the city of Sun Peaks, British Columbia, saw the biggest increase in hotel prices, up 35%."
Source: Canada 2011 HPI

"Voted first for hailing a taxi, Las Vegas ranked as the top domestic destination for Americans and second for overseas visitors."
Source: US 2011 HPI

"Nearly 75% of international cities experienced an increase in daily room rates."
Source: US 2011 HPI

"Jumping six spots in popularity, San Francisco hotel prices rose 13% with average rates hovering at $165."
Source: US 2011 HPI

"The top five least expensive areas in Canada were dominated by Ontario cities: Cambridge, Welland and Bowmanville."
Source: Canada 2011 HPI


The® Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®) is a regular survey of hotel prices in major city destinations across the world. The HPI is based on bookings made on and prices shown are those actually paid by customers (rather than advertised rates) in 2011. The report largely compares prices paid in 2010 with prices paid in 2011.

Now in its eighth year, the HPI is respected as the definitive report on hotel prices paid around the world and increasingly used as a reference tool by media, hoteliers, analysts, tourism bodies and academics.

  • The HPI tracks the real prices paid per room by customers around the world using a weighted average based on the number of rooms sold in each of the markets in which operates.
  • Approximately 142,000 properties in more than 19,800 global locations make up the sample set of hotels from which prices are taken.
  1. Global Price Changes
    A Look at Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America, Caribbean
  2. Hotel Prices Around the World
    Top Cities, Top Dollars
    Highs and Lows
    Declining Prices
  3. How Much Was Your Room?!
    Most Expensive
    Least Expensive
    Greatest Increases
    Greatest Decreases
  4. American Travel Habits
    Europe, the "It" Destination
    Home Sweet Home
    Leaving on a Jet Plane
    Welcome Friends from Abroad
  5. What Drives You to Travel
    Intro to Wanderlust
    Art & Design
    Health & Wellness
  6. Prices Paid at Home and Away
  7. Affordable Luxury
    Best 5 Star Room Rates
  8. A Look at Canada
    Top Domestic Destinations
    International Travelers
    International Destinations
    Most/Least Expensive Cities
    Affordable Luxury