Travellers in Asia can still grab a hotel bargain as the region slowly gets to grips to life without Covid restrictions.
But the chance to bag a bargain might not last long if room rates in Asia catch up with those in the rest of the world.
Research by multi-product travel provider Digitrips has revealed that
Asia is the only region in the world where top destinations still
offered prices (per room-night) below 2019 levels at the end of 2022.
Digitrips, which owns French B2B OTA MisterFly, found hotel stays in
Europe were on average 25% more expensive in December last year compared
to December 2019, with North American prices soaring even higher by a
Stays in Europe were on average 25% more expensive in December 2022 compared to December 2019, with North American prices soaring even higher by a whopping 33%.– Digitrips
In comparison, many popular destinations in Asia still offered cheaper stays on average than before the pandemic.
Emilie Dumont, managing director of Digitrips, said, “Our data from
MisterFly suggests Asia continues to lag as the late reopening means
hotels must keep prices low to stimulate demand and lure back
“As a result, while visitors to Barcelona could expect to pay on
average 30% more for their accommodation last December than they would
have before the pandemic, staying in Tokyo or Bangkok was still
significantly cheaper on average than in December 2019 – with a decrease
close to 20% over the last quarter.”