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Hotel rates in the world's major cities are rising, the latest price barometer from hotel.info said today (August 9).
Its survey covering the end of Q2, it said rates had risen in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Tokyo and Beijing compared with last year.
Only Moscow among the big cities showed a fall from 2009.
New York and London remained the most expensive cities for hotels.
Average prices in the American city were €194.49 compared with €169.49 last year while in London, prices rose to €146 from €133 a year ago. .
Prices in many cities, among them London, Stockholm, Vienna and Sydney are now as high or higher than they were in 2008.
The survey by hotel.info, an online reservation service, found that rates in many East European cities were still low.
In Bucharest, which came in as the 22nd most expensive city in the list of 30, rates were €81 compared with €78 last year.
Rates in Warsaw, Budapest and Prague were, respectively, €78 (€70 in 2009), €70 (€76) and €78 (€70).
Hotel.info said: "Overall, prices in major global cities are undergoing a phase of stabilisation. The average accommodation costs are around 6% higher than in the same month last year.