FHW Staff – Mumbai
As per the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) report by Hotels.com, at INR 5,254 a night Indian travellers stood third in terms of getting the best value hotel room rates domestically in 2013. Travellers from Thailand took the first place at INR 5,160 a night followed by travellers from Malaysia in the second place at INR 5,198 a night.
The Hotel Price Index is a report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world. The latest edition also reveals that Swiss travellers paid the most on hotel rooms at home averaging INR 12,400 a night. Travellers from Norway came in second at INR 10,834 and Singapore third at INR 10,722 a night domestically.
When it comes to spending on hotel rooms abroad, Indian travellers were listed in the middle of the most generous travellers with average payments of INR 8,751 a night. Travellers from Switzerland once again paid the most when travelling outside their borders with an average of INR 10,642 per night. The Argentineans came in second at INR 10,532 a night making them the highest paying Latin American nation. Travellers from the US stood third at INR 10,083 a night.
Travellers from Malaysia were the savviest nation with an average spend of INR 7,526, followed closely by the Taiwanese on INR 7,621 and the Dutch as the lowest paying Europeans INR 7,908.
Of the 32 countries analysed, 24 paid more abroad than at home with some having a significant gap between the two sums. The Argentineans spent INR 4,185 a night more on average when travelling abroad, followed closely by the Thais on INR 3,575 and the Indians on INR 3,497 as well as the Chinese on INR 3,408.
Only seven nations paid more at home than away with travellers from Singapore once again with the greatest difference, spending INR 2,423 more domestically than abroad. The Swiss followed with a INR 1,758 variation and the Norwegians with INR 751.