• Top spenders: Argentineans at $228 per night
• Thriftiest: Polish at $150 per night
• Largest spending increase: Belgians at +14%
• Largest spending decrease: Mexicans at -11%
- 2016 saw a sizeable gap between the highest and lowest paying nationalities looking for accommodation in Australia, with a difference of $78 per night.
- In general, most nationalities paid less to stay in the country in 2016 than in 2015, as travellers from 23 inbound countries experienced a decrease in their average prices paid per night, three remained unchanged and only 11 rose.
- Travellers from Belgium and Brazil experienced the steepest price increases, while Mexican and Indian visitors benefitted from the largest price drops.
- Visitors from Argentina paid the most on average per night, with the Americans and Indonesians making up the top three.
- Globetrotters from South Africa, the US, Latin America, Asia and Israel completed the top 10 highest spenders list, with the Belgians spending the most out of all of Australia’s European visitors.
- At the other end of the scale, three European countries spent the least, with visitors from Poland, Netherlands and Spain managing to stretch their budget the furthest for a night’s stay in Australia.
The average price paid per night for a hotel room in Australia in 2016 compared with 2015 by visiting country/region in AUD