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How Much Are Thais Paying for Hotels?

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The latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) shows that Thais paid 75% more for accommodation when travelling abroad than they did at home in Thailand, with an average room price of 4,740 Baht per night.

London ranked top of the chart for the price paid by Thai travellers in 2014, followed by New York and Paris. For domestic travel, Thais paid an average of 2,707 Baht per room per night, with hotel prices in Phuket, Krabi and Chiang Mai recorded price decreases in 2014.

The latest HPI report which was based on bookings made on sites shows that of the 30 destinations analyzed in 2014, Thai travellers paid more in 14, the same in 3 and paid less in 13 destinations.

Asia continued to provide good value for Thai travellers in 2014. Several top Asian destinations like Kyoto, Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul reported price drops with Kyoto experiencing the highest decrease at 16% to 4,613 THB. Hong Kong, Singapore and Seoul shared the same price decrease of 6% to 5,521 THB, 5,475 THB and 4,008 THB per room per night respectively.

Thais paid most on their long haul trips. London room rates were up by 48% to 9,956 THB, followed by New York which reported a 7% price decrease to 8,348 THB. Paris was in the third place in the overall price chart with a 2% increase to 7,509 THB per night.

Domestic getaways remained attractive in Thailand. Phuket recorded the highest drop in the report, down 20% to 2,701 THB, with Chiang Mai down 8% to 1,804 THB, the lowest average in the HPI, and Krabi down 3% to 2,891 THB. Elsewhere though averages were up, with Koh Samui adding 7% to 3,279 THB, Bangkok gaining 6% to 2,554 THB and Pattaya seeing a 5% rise to 2,757 THB.

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