Who's Spending in the US | What countries are visiting the U.S.?

The Ritz Carlton on the beach in Key Biscayne, FL is a popular destination for international travelers. Image courtesy GenCom Group.

Thought you were getting a good deal abroad booking hotels and AirBnB’s for under $100 a night? You were. According to a just released report from Hotels.com’s Hotel Price Index (HPI®), foreigners visiting the U.S. are paying on average around $200 per night to stay on this side of the pond.

Based solely on nightly hotel spending, travelers based in South Africa were found to be spending the most to stay in the United States, followed closely by Japan. Norway, the UK and Switzerland all tied for 3rd place.

“Interestingly enough, the gap between the highest and lowest spenders has a difference of $87 for just one night’s stay,” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com.

Who's Spending in the U.S.

Hotels.com is one of the top online hotel booking websites for travelers around the world. Book luxury resort stays to even the most basic bed & breakfast accommodation.

Who’s Visiting the United States and What Cities Are Most Popular?

But who’s visiting the country in the most bulk and what cities are the favorites?

Even though the city is notoriously expensive, New York remains the most sought after location to visit for travelers visiting the country from Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Which Countries Spend the Least Overall in the U.S.?

For a nights stay, travelers coming from Costa Rica, Venezuela, Honduras and other Central American countries appear to be spending the least.

Average price paid* per night for a hotel room in the U.S. in 2015 compared to 2014 by country (includes taxes & fees)

Rank

Country/Region

2015

2014

% Change

1

South Africa

$207

$212

-2%

2

Japan

$202

$209

-3%

3

Norway

$201

$221

-9%

4

United Kingdom

$201

$205

-2%

5

Switzerland

$201

$202

-1%

6

Australia

$199

$210

-5%

7

Hong Kong

$197

$194

2%

8

Argentina

$197

$203

-3%

9

Sweden

$195

$211

-7%

10

Philippines

$195

$185

5%

Source: Hotels.com HPI

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