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The hotels dot com hotel price index.
Is it biannual survey of prices that consumers actually paid for hotel rooms in over 60000.
Cities around the world in over -- 140000.
Hotels around the world.
This is our ninth here doing a survey.
For the first time in five years what's interesting about the survey results is that prices have gone up in every region around the world for the first time.
Here in North America prices are up 5%.
On a year over year basis when you compare the first half when he twelve vs the first half of 2011.
Americans are paying a 125 dollars a night for hotel rooms here in the United States -- about 5% higher than they paid last year.
Where -- abroad Americans are paying -- 171 dollars which is flat on your view basis.
The best buys in the United States that are Vegas Orlando Seattle another opportunity for Americans to really gave great prizes to think about southern years this is -- place it.
Has been hit.
By the eurozone crisis so if you think about Spain.
Italy Greece these are all areas all countries were.
Consumers can find tremendous deals right now we can get five star hotels for three -- prices prices that are -- hundred dollars cheaper than they were just a year ago.
And that's because of the crisis that's going on in that area there's not a lot of domestic travel and so they're really counting on international travelers to help fill hotel rooms.
And so they are offering tremendous deals tremendous race tremendous and -- To consumers coming from abroad to those countries.
If your consumer who's been tested and let's -- music for example.
Austin, Texas -- place that we found consumers really excited about if -- in student art for example certainly New York is a fantastic area.
Where consumers can really can take advantage of what we call that one unless there.
You know their personal passions the personal things in life that really make a difference for.
Come on our site you pick a destination and you put into the search box where you -- -- go win you wanna go there.
And from that you'll see a list of hotels will return a list of hotels as I say we -- 150000.
Hotels around the world will find the -- that the hotels and -- destination that this match.
You know the distance the city in the country that's been in another way to do that it's a sign up for newsletter that we offer hotels -- -- newsletter.
And -- seems you just sort of proactively.
Here's some great hotels that are on sale right now we've been able to contract rates with these particular hotels in these particular cities.
And you'll find that we will proactively signals hotels -- way.
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