Hotel prices paid by international visitors to the UK jumped last year thanks to tourists from the Middle East paying 67 per cent more for a room than the average rate.
The hotels price index (HPI), a survey by online accommodation provider Hotels.com, revealed that travellers to the UK from the region paid an average £174 per night compared with the average national rate of £104, making them the highest paying visitors, even though this rate was five per cent below the £183 paid in 2013.
Mexico came second in the list of top international spenders, paying an average £143 per night followed by Brazil and the US. Overall, 23 of the 30 nations featured in the index paid more last year, driven by strong demand from holiday-goers.
|TOP PRICES PAID IN 2014|
|Middle East||£174||-5% (on 2013)|