By Jon Howe
The Japanese are the biggest spenders when it comes to booking hotel rooms abroad, a hotel.com survey reveals.
UK travellers spent an average of £101 per night in the first six months of this year, which is up from £97 for the same period last year.
The Japanese spent an average of £117 a night in January to June 2012, which was the most of the 26 countries in the survey.
Australians were second in the table, spending £112 per night in the first half of the year, whilst the Swiss (£110), the Americans (£109) and the Norwegians (£106) were not far behind.
One of the few nationalities to actually pay less for hotel rooms abroad in the first half of 2012 were the Irish, with their average spending going down from £94 to £92. The Mexicans paid the least for hotel rooms out of the list, averaging just £78 over the January to June 2012 period.
The figures do not take the cost of travel insurance into account.