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Amsterdam hotels most expensive in Eurozone

DutchAmsterdam.nl — In 2011 the Netherlands was the most expensive country in the Eurozone1 for hotel accommodation, with visitors paying on average 108 Euro a night.

Amsterdam was the most expensive city for hotel bookings, with an average rate of 124 Euro a night. The Hotel Price Index, published by booking site hotels.com, says that is 7 percent more than in the previous year.

Hotel prices in The Hague and Utrecht fell — in The Hague by 2 percent to 103 Euro, and in Utrecht 9 percent to 96 Euro a night.

Worldwide the Netherlands ranks in 27th place.

The most expensive country for hotel stays last year was Oman, with an average rate of 247 Euro.

At an average 44 Euro a night hotels in Phnom Penh, the capital of Camboja, were the least expensive.

In a press release, David Roche, President of Hotels.com says, “The hotel sector is a good barometer for the global economy as a whole. Prices are up because demand for rooms is on the rise – a sign of higher levels of business and consumer spending. Local conditions, influenced last year by political uprisings, natural disasters and currency fluctuations, do have a major impact on prices but, overall, the momentum is there and the market is growing.” 

First published in 2004, the Hotel Price Index is based on bookings made on Hotels.com sites around the world. Its statistics are based on prices people actually paid for their hotel room, rather than the rates advertised.

David Roche, President of Hotels.com, discusses the latest moves in hotel prices around the world and key findings from the 2011 Hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI).

Notes:

  1. The eurozone currently consists of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.
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This post was last updated: Mar. 20, 2013