hotel.info Value for Money Index reveals:
- Hotel guests have voted hotels in Las Vegas the best in the world
- Cities in Eastern Europe fare particularly well in the comparison of international city destinations
- The price performance of British hotels is competitive at a worldwide level, Portsmouth is the top English city
London, 23 September 2008 – Brand new analysis published by hotel.info, the free online hotel reservation service, based on over 500,000 customer reviews of 3 and 4 star hotels listed on the website, reveals that guests consider hotels in Las Vegas to represent the best value for money on the world stage. As far as Europe is concerned, guests felt that the hotel prices charged in Eastern European cities in particular were most appropriate for the level of service received. A comparison of major British cities (populations of approx. 135,000 inhabitants and larger) shows Portsmouth as the winning destination.
Both national and international hotels achieved scores of 8 out of a possible 10 points in the top listings. The top score at an international level was an impressive 8.69 points (Las Vegas). Second and third place in this global ranking were occupied by Houston (8.45) and Vienna (8.36). In the overall classification, analysis of guests’ reviews placed predominantly European hotels in the top 20. Eastern Europe in particular returned respectable results, with Vilnius (8.21), Prague (8.01) and Krakow (7.95) all ranking in the top ten.
Among British cities with more than 1 million inhabitants, the capital London (5.83 points in 11th position) and Birmingham (5.61 points in 14th position) managed to make it into the table of the country’s top 15 destinations. This list also included Bristol (7.13), Liverpool (6.13) and Brighton (5.39). Outside England, Cardiff (6.67), Edinburgh (6.49) and Glasgow (5.64) all also made the grade.
hotel.info Value for Money index. The hotel reservations service regularly compares guest reviews of 3 and 4 star hotels for the purposes of this index. Following their departure, hotel.info customers award points to each hotel (on a scale of 0 to 10) for value for money. hotel.info customer reviews now total over 500,000, with more than 1,000 new reviews being added every day.
hotel.info Global Top 20 (major cities):
1. Las Vegas 8.69
2. Houston 8.45
3. Vienna 8.36
4. Vilnius 8.21
5. Beijing 8.14
6. Prague 8.01
7. Krakow 7.95
8. Montreal 7.81
9. Bordeaux 7.78
10. Berlin 7.62
11. Atlanta 7.54
12. Zagreb 7.45
13. Budapest 7.44
14. Brussels 7.36
15. Milan 7.35
16. Istanbul 7.31
17. Warsaw 7.31
18. Riga 7.21
19. Barcelona 7.16
20. Dubai 7.16
www.hotel.info runs a free of charge hotel reservation service offering 210,000 hotels worldwide to be booked online. Compared to other booking channels, on hotel.info customers benefit from considerable cost savings (30% on the average). Additionally, all available rates for every single hotel are always displayed, so that the customer can choose the lowest or best-fitting rate (“Best-Buy”). Further, all bookings via hotel.info are sent right into the hotel’s computer - making a reservation fast, safe and reliable. This is enabled by hotel.info’s unique integration of the hotels' central reservation systems (so-called CRS) under one consistent user surface.
In addition to the hotels’ key information, such as room prices and amenities, on hotel.info customers in search of a room can now consider hotel evaluations offered by hundreds of thousands of guests worldwide in order to help them make their decision. Unlike many competitor platforms, www.hotel.info guarantees its users 100% genuine hotel reviews, as only evaluations of guests who recently stayed in the respective hotel are displayed. Having decided on a particular offer, customers can book the hotel directly online, simply following hotel.info’s slogan "Check & Book".
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