Where was the best place for luxury for less?
There were several choices for Australian travellers looking for 4 and 5-star destinations with lower prices than 2016. Nha Trang, Santiago, Orlando and Buenos Aires all saw price falls of over 20%.
The overall number of foreign visitors to the USA was down slightly in 2017, and several U.S. cities saw decreases in their 5-star values with Orlando (-20%) and Washington DC (-18%) seeing the highest falls.
A strengthened Australian Dollar against both the Japanese Yen and British Pound meant that Aussie visitors to both nations paid less in destinations like Kyoto, Osaka and Edinburgh than in 2016.
Four-star accommodation prices in Dubai fell 13%, most likely because of the raft of new hotel openings in the emirate.
Political tensions between North and South Korea were one of the reasons why Seoul’s 4-star rate was down 10%.