Mumbai tops hotel spend by travellers in India

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Published: March 11, 2016 4:44:13 PM

The average prices paid per night for hotel accommodation increased by only one per cent globally in 2015 as compared to 2014, revealed Hotel Price Index (HPI) report by Hotels.com

Taj MumbaiThe average prices paid per night for hotel accommodation increased by only one per cent globally in 2015 as compared to 2014, revealed Hotel Price Index (HPI) report by Hotels.com. Meanwhile for India, the index saw no movement either up or down.

According to the latest HPI report, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru topped the charts where travellers paid the most for hotel accommodation in India in 2015. Mumbai is the city where all travellers, both domestic and international, paid the most for accommodation with a three per cent increase to INR 8,160 per night. Delhi, which for two consecutive years witnessed an increase in tariff prices, this time marginally fell by one per cent to INR 6,807.

In spite of being affected by flash floods in the second half of 2015, hotel prices in Chennai increased by three per cent to INR 5,899 per night. Beach destination Goa witnessed an increase of the hotel room price by three per cent to INR 6,361. Jaipur, one of the eminent tourist attractions in India, recorded one of the highest increase of five per cent, marking to INR 5,563.

Bengaluru saw an increase of four per cent in hotel room price to INR 6,553 in 2015 as five new international airlines expanded operations to the city, making it a preferred transit destination amongst international travellers visiting India. Meanwhile Pune retained its tag of being the ‘best value’ destination with no fluctuations in the hotel room price in 2015. Kochi, a popular tourist destination down South, recorded the highest fall by nine per cent to INR 5,194, followed by Kolkata and Hyderabad with a five per cent fall to INR 6,141 and INR 5,323 respectively.

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