• Top spenders: Japanese at $209 per night
• Thriftiest: Venezuelans at $120 per night
• Largest spending increase: Bolivians at +9%
• Largest spending decrease: Thais and Polish at -10%
- 2016 saw a sizeable gap between the highest and lowest paying nationalities looking for accommodation in the U.S. with a difference of $89 per night.
- In general, most nationalities paid less to stay in the country in 2016 than in 2015, as travellers from 29 inbound countries experienced a decrease in their average price paid per night, whereas three remained unchanged and 18 increased.
- Travelers from Thailand and Poland had the steepest price falls while visitors from Bolivia had the largest price increase.
- Visitors from Japan paid the most per night on average, with travelers from South Africa and Norway making up the top three.
- Globetrotters from Europe, Asia and Australia completed the top 10, with travelers from Argentina representing the most generous Latin Americans when it came to hotel stays, further down the table.
- At the other end of the scale, four countries in Central and South America spent the least, with visitors from Venezuela, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Honduras managing to stretch their budget the furthest for a night’s stay in the U.S.A.
The average price paid per night for a hotel room in the U.S.A. in 2016 compared with 2015 by visiting country/region