Hong Kong tourists rank as top spenders on Indian hotels

2 fwAmong global travellers visiting the country, tourists from Hong Kong had spent most money to stay in India in the first half of 2013, according to a report.

“Travellers from Hong Kong spent most money to stay in India in the first half of 2013. They paid on an average Rs 8,250 in 2013, which is 13 per cent more than the previous year,” according to the Hotel Price Index ( HPI) report by Hotels.com.

Hotels.com is a provider of hotel accommodation worldwide, offering booking services.

In the first half of 2012, travellers from Hong Kong had paid an average of Rs 7,328, the report added.

The report revealed that out of 28 countries, 15 paid more in the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012, that reflected an overall rise of 1 per cent in the country with respect to hotel room rates.

Travellers from Switzerland came in second at Rs 7,321 from Rs 5,786 in 2012, followed by Singapore at Rs 7,164 against Rs 6,931 last year.

Belgium recorded the highest increase, up 38 per cent to Rs 6,776 compared to Rs 4,900 followed by Thailand 28 per cent at Rs 6,298, whereas close neighbour China paid an extra 18 per cent to an average Rs 6,381, the report said.

The sharpest fall was recorded by the Brazilians, who paid 13 per cent less to Rs 5,932 and the Israelis spend 6 per cent less at Rs 6,835.

Reproduced from The Economic Times

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