Honolulu Revealed As Highest-Priced U.S. City This Summer, While Las Vegas Offers Significant Savings
TripAdvisor TripIndex Cities Highlights Prices Travelers Can Expect to Pay in Popular U.S. and World Cities
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TripAdvisor TripIndex Cities is tracked against the U.S. dollar and is based on the combined costs for two for a one night stay in a four-star hotel, cocktails, a two-course dinner paired with a bottle of wine, and round-trip taxi transportation (two miles each way). Costs reflect summer rates (June 1 – August 31, 2013).
Among TripIndex Cities, Honolulu rings up the biggest tab as the most expensive U.S. destination with a TripIndex cost of $504.94, while Las Vegas offers the most affordable stay at $272.94. Oslo, Norway comes in as the costliest global city at $581.08, nearly four times the price of a night spent in Sofia, Bulgaria, the best bargain on the world list at $158.42.
Hotels Hike Prices and Honolulu Hops Spots
The U.S. cities with the largest increase in summer hotel prices, 2012-2013:
With the third largest increase in year-over-year hotel rates a contributing factor, Honolulu jumped four spots from last year and is now the most expensive U.S. city on the list, leapfrogging New York City, Boston, and San Francisco, the top three priciest places in 2012.
Head South for Savings
TripIndex Cities Fun Facts
"With travelers' sights set on summer escapes, TripIndex has identified world class cities where visitors can get the biggest bang for their buck," said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor. "Although hotel prices are on the rise this summer, travelers looking for deals can find exceptional value for accommodations in popular American destinations such as Las Vegas, Miami and New Orleans."
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Notes to Editors:
TripIndex prices out the following items in each destination to represent the cost of a night out for two people:
Prices were collected through a variety of research methods as outlined below. Prices were taken in local currencies between March and April 2013 and converted into USD on April 19, 2013.
Hotels: Prices specify the average cost per night of a room at a four-star hotel found on TripAdvisor (via partner booking sites such as online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers) in each destination for the summer travel period (June 1 - August 31, 2013).
Cocktails for two: Prices specify the average cost of two traditional dry martinis from a top-rated five-star hotel bar on TripAdvisor in each destination.
Dinner for two: Prices specify the average cost of a two-course meal (appetizer and main course) for two people with a bottle of house (or cheapest available) white wine (prices averaged from three mid-range restaurants in each destination).
Return taxi trip: Prices specify the approximate cost of two taxi journeys of two miles each (representing an evening's round-trip transportation). Data was taken from local authorities, taxi companies, and destination travel experts.
1 Average national percent change of nightly hotel rate calculated using data from 15 U.S. cities surveyed in both 2012 and 2013 TripIndex Cities. Five U.S. cities (Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, Portland and San Diego) were added to the TripIndex Cities 2013 and were not factored into this calculation.
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