Hotels.com reveals new Falling Stars Top 10 league table
Hotels.com has revealed its new ’Falling Stars’ Top 10 league table which it hopes will help travellers find the best value for money hotel rooms on the planet.
The Falling Stars table reveals the cities and hotel rooms around the world which have experienced the biggest price drops over the last 12 months, and therefore represent the biggest current savings for travellers.
The results provide useful selected highlight from the Hotels.com Hotels Price Index, the world’s most comprehensive tracker of real prices paid by travellers for rooms across the world. For example, the average cost of a three-star hotel room in Moscow fell by a whopping 39%, per night. Other cut-price mid-range rooms were in Cancun, where prices for 3-star rooms were down by a quarter, and the Brits’ favourite, Dubai, where 3-star rooms were reduced by (18%).
For those with a little less to spend, there are large savings to be had on modest one or two-star accommodation. Boston’s budget rooms dropped like a stone by more than a third (35%) over the last year. Similarly, budget rooms in Singapore (34%) and Hong Kong (31%) also became a lot more affordable leaving shoppers with more spending money in their pockets in these renowned shopping paradises.
At the luxury end of the spectrum, the usually bullet proof five star New York city hotels were down by almost a fifth (19%), while Lisbon the beautiful capital of Portugal, represents great value for money, with 5-star rooms down 20% making it a luxury destination that won’t break the bank.
Alison Couper, Communications Director at Hotels.com, said: “The global downturn has had an impact on hotel prices across the board. Our data outlines the bargains that can be had at every level. Whether you are travelling on a shoe string or looking for A-list luxury for less, the HPI reveals the destinations that have never been better value for money.”
As part of the Expedia group which operates in all major markets, Hotels.com offers more than 110,000 quality hotels, B&Bs and serviced apartments worldwide, including a range of hotels in Orlando, San Francisco hotels and hotels in Chicago.
If a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com will match it. Hotels.com benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry negotiating the best rates for its customers, plus there are 1.8m reviews from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers make an informed choice when booking. Hotels.com won the Gold Award for best hotel booking site in Webuser magazine in February 2009.
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