Malaysia maintained its position as a favourite destination among international visitors thanks to great value-for-money hotel rates, according to the latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) from Hotels.com.
Travellers – both domestic and international – enjoyed better value for hotel stays here, spending an average of 11% less for accommodation at an average price of RM307 per night.
The report stated that global hotel prices paid by travellers worldwide rose by just 1% last year. The affordable rates have also made Asia a popular choice for travellers.
Closer to home, the prime destination seemed to be the country’s capital. The latest data from the HPI revealed that Kuala Lumpur remained the favourite inbound destination.
KL is also the top three outbound destination for Singaporean travellers, as well as one of the top 20 destinations of choice for visitors from Thailand, India, Indonesia, Japan and Australia.
Tanah Rata in Cameron Highlands saw the biggest change in hotel prices paid which fell by as much as 44%. This made it the most value-for-money destination in Malaysia for both domestic and international tourists looking to get more bang for their buck.
More holiday goers could also enjoy Ipoh’s old-world charm and Langkawi’s white sandy beaches at more reasonable prices after rates reduced by double-digits for both destinations. Visitors to Kuching also experienced reduced hotel prices.
Hotels.com senior marketing director (APAC) Nelson Allen said the decrease on the average hotel price paid by global travellers means Malaysian travellers are enjoying lower hotel prices across South-East Asia.
He added that the latest numbers out of Asia shows this may be the best time to travel in Asia Pacific.
The HPI is a regular report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world, tracking the movement in prices that people actually paid for their accommodation and providing valuable insight into the reasons behind these changes. The data is drawn from bookings made on the hundreds of thousands of hotels on the Hotels.com websites worldwide.