Reveals the Top Spenders in the U.S.

Dallas, TX – April 13, 2016: Ever wondered how much other nationalities pay to stay in the U.S.?® recently revealed the big spenders, the more prudent spenders, and how much they each splash out when traveling. According to the latest® Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®), visitors from South Africa spent the most to stay in the U.S. in 2015, followed by Japan in second place with three European nations tied in third: Norway, the U.K. and Switzerland.

“Interestingly enough, the gap between the highest and lowest spenders has a difference of $87 for just one night’s stay,” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for

Who is visiting the U.S.: in spite of a relatively high price per room per night and a stronger U.S. dollar, the Big Apple remains the most popular destination for Canada, the U.K. and Australia over many other international cities. 

Who is spending the most to come to the U.S.: an eclectic mix of nations made it in the Top 10 with travelers from Australia, Argentina and the Philippines in addition to our visitors from South Africa, Japan, Norway, the U.K. and Switzerland.

Who is spending the least: travelers from Central America, including Venezuela, Honduras and Costa Rica, managed to stretch their budgets the furthest for a night’s stay in the U.S.

The average price paid* per night for a hotel room in the U.S. in 2015 compared with 2014 by visiting country/region

Rank Country/Region 2015 2014 % Change
1 South Africa $207 $212 -2%
2 Japan $202 $209 -3%
3 Norway $201 $221 -9%
4 United Kingdom $201 $205 -2%
5 Switzerland $201 $202 -1%
6 Australia $199 $210 -5%
7 Hong Kong $197 $194 2%
8 Argentina $197 $203 -3%
9 Sweden $195 $211 -7%
10 Philippines $195 $185 5%

*Average prices paid per night include taxes and fees. All prices are in U.S. dollars.

About the HPI

The HPI is a regular report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world, tracking the movement in prices that people actually paid for their accommodation and providing valuable insight into the reasons behind these changes. The data is drawn from bookings made on the hundreds of thousands of hotels on the websites worldwide.

Please visit for more information and to view reports in additional currencies.


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