Value for Money Index 2008 reveals surprises

    -   Hotel guests have voted hotels in Tokyo in first place

    -   Major cities such as London, Moscow and New York have slipped back

    -   The price performance of Canadian hotels is competitive by
        international standards; Sarnia is the top Canadian city

    NUREMBERG, Feb. 12 /CNW/ - "Was your hotel room worth the price you
paid?" This is the question currently being investigated by,
the free online hotel reservation service for 210,000 hotels worldwide. is analysing the 600,000 hotel ratings of booking
customers from around the world in terms of the price performance of 3 and 4
star hotels.
    The Value for Money Index as at the end of 2008 reveals the
following, sometimes surprising results: guests consider that hotels in Tokyo,
Japan, represent the best value for money on the world stage. Major cities
such as New York, Moscow and London are disappointing in contrast, not even
making it into the top 20. The top score at an international level was an
impressive 7.84 points (Tokyo). Lisbon (7.71) and Prague (7.66) occupy places
2 and 3. Canadian capital city Ottawa achieves a respectable seventh place
with a value for money index value of 7.29.
    Among Canadian cities, it is not Toronto or Montreal that tops the bill,
but Sarnia. Elsewhere in Canada, the Value for Money Index contains
some rather unexpected results: whilst the surprise winner, Sarnia, beat
Jasper, Whistler and Mississauga to the top spot with a score of 8.75, Quebec
City, Edmonton and Vancouver put in a below-average performance, being in the
bottom third of the national ranking. Obviously the hotel trade in these
destinations is offering below-average value for money.
    Overall, however, hotels in major Canadian cities fared well at an
international level in terms of value for money.
    The complete press release including the national and international
ratings lists can be viewed here:

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