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US Hotel Rates Down

US hotels have had dramatic drop in rates

Oct 15, 2009

US hotels in the south and west have had a dramatic drop in rates according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) data collected by

Of the top 10 US cities, all except for Washington State were found to have some of the greatest price falls in average hotel prices.

Down south, six Florida cities, the most in any one state, were among the top ten US cities with the greatest drop in hotel rates, with an average drop of 14 percent.

These cities included Orlando, Miami, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and Naples.

In the west, Nevada had the greatest drop in rates with a decrease of 29 percent bringing average rates in the state down to $77 per night.

Each state in the Western region saw a drop in prices by 10 percent or more.

But the low rates have had a positive effect on tourism, with Las Vegas taking the top spot as the most popular domestic destination for US travelers in the first half of the year.

"The Western region of the US, especially in Nevada, is offering travelers deals and packages like we’ve never seen before” said senior director of merchandising Steve Dumaine.

“The range of destinations and activities continues to make it one of the most popular regions in the US and the drop in prices makes it even more appealing."

Similarly, Florida’s cities including Orlando, Miami and Ft. Lauderdale ranked among the most popular US destinations for domestic and international travelers.

US hotels have had dramatic drop in rates
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