Dutch hotel room prices are on the rise

Dutch hotel room prices are on the rise

With an average price increase of 4 percent for hotel rooms in the first half year, the Netherlands is the most expensive country in the eurozone, followed by Italy.

The average price for a hotel room in the Netherlands costs about 110 euros per night, according to the Hotel Price Index (HPI) of Hotels.com. Amsterdam remains the most expensive Dutch city.

The hotels.com Hotel Price Index (HPI) is a regular survey of hotel prices in major city destinations across the world. The HPI is based on bookings made on hotels.com and prices shown are those actually paid by customers (rather than advertised rates) for the first half of 2011. The report largely compares prices paid in 2010 with prices paid in 2011.

Americans continued to see a weak U.S. dollar compared to other currencies, meaning travel outside the country’s borders was more costly than anticipated. Americans paid an increase of 11 percent at European hotels in 2011 compared to 2010; a 5 percent increase in North America; a 4 percent increase in the Caribbean; and a 1 percent increase in Asia.

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Japanese travelers are the new top spenders when traveling abroad, paying an average of $176 per room when they head overseas. Second in line are travelers from Switzerland and Australia, who respectively spend $175 and $172 in other countries.

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