Figures for the report were gathered from Advantage’s corporate hotel programme of more than 30,000 properties worldwide. They show that from January to December there were 4.9 million room nights booked. New York City continued to take the highest volume of bookings, with nearly 94,000 room nights booked across the year at an average cost of US$380 per night. Aguascalientres in Mexico saw a staggering 86 per cent increase in bookings, followed by Austin, Cape Town and Christchurch at 30 per cent each. In the UK, Blackpool saw the biggest increase in booked room nights at 55 per cent, followed by Peterborough (48 per cent), Preston (35 per cent), Bradford (33 per cent) and Oxford (25 per cent). Get the full story at Buying Business Travel