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Aussie dollar strength sees rates rise: Hotel Price Index
"In the first half of this year, Melbourne had the fourth largest increase in hotel prices in the world while Sydney had the sixth largest," Johan Svanstrom, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Hotels.com, said.
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Johan Svanstrom, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Hotels.com, provided an in-depth outlook for the online travel industry in the Asia Pacific region.
remarked that with internet penetration levels in the region still relatively low in comparison with other parts of the world, a population of around 3 billion people and an average GDP growth of around 6% for the region meant that Asia Pacific offered significant growth prospects for online travel businesses in the years ahead.
Global hotel prices rise in all regions
Johan Svanstrom, Vice President, Hotels.com Asia Pacific, said: "The latest HPI figures prove the hotel industry's recovery has begun.
continued: "The are a multitude of factors driving rate rises in Australian cities, including the mining boom in WA, the strong corporate market in business centres and a lack of supply in key markets.
"With Australia's strong economy, currency fluctuations will continue to challenge inbound tourism.
Attracting China's burgeoning outbound tourist market, and adequately catering to their unique needs, will be paramount", he
Russia Now Worldâ€™s 2nd Fastest Growing Outbound Travel Market - News - Inventme.net :: Global meeting industry in one web page
Johan Svanstrom, president of Hotels.com, said, "The meteoric rise of Russia's outbound travel market is providing a welcome boost to hoteliers worldwide, with Russians among the highest spenders on hotel rooms globally.
Johan Svanstrom, Managing ...
Johan Svanstrom, Managing Director of Hotels.com Asia Pacific, said, "The 2013 Chinese International Travel Monitor (CITM) shows the move to independent travel identified in the CITM last year is now preferred by the majority of Chinese travelers.
"In addition, programmes being implemented by many governments and tourism authorities to attract and facilitate for Chinese travelers are a positive step in the right direction, but the pace of growth in the volume of Chinese travelers appears to be outstripping the pace of change in the hotel industry," Svanstrom