Thursday, November 09, 2006

Rising room-rates force travellers out of US biggest cities

In September the average room rate on Manhattan had increased 12% compared to the same periode last year. Travellers that want to spend the night here will have to pay in average $304 pr. night. The bad news to us travellers are that the prices are not expected to fall. The industry expects rates to increase even higher in 2007.

Many travellers are now choosing hotels further away from downtown areas of the main US cities or are shortening their stays in order to reduce their costs. In the US the average rate pr. night is the highest on Manhattan, followed by Boston ($208) and Chicago ($203). The rates have, however had the biggest increase in Chicago. Here you have to pay 14% more in average for a room, compared to last year.


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