More travelers, higher consumer spending in key areas and strong currency fluctuations have all contributed to this result. For the U.S. in particular, hotel prices rose steadily, with an overall 2% increase paid by worldwide travelers the first half of the year. 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. Get the full report at Hotels.com