Although only a small part of the population can afford it, the truth is that luxury tourism continues to increase. Of course, not all countries are equally luxurious. Therefore, trivago.com He has just carried out a study to find out which are the most luxurious destinations on the planet. For this, it has been based on the distribution of 5-star hotels around the world.
In order to reach a correct conclusion, the total number of luxury hotels in each country and the percentage that this type of accommodation represents over the hotel floor of each destination have been analyzed. In addition, the travel portal has also wanted to analyze the trends of Spanish travelers when choosing accommodation. Do you want to discover which are the most popular destinations? luxurious? Do you want to know what is cooking in Spain? Well, then you can not miss anything we tell you below!
The countries with the most 5-star hotels
As reported by trivago.es, the country with the most 5-star hotels in the world is China, with 2,940 lodgings, which represent 2% of the total lodgings in the country. Turkey is second, with 800 hotels and 6% of the total, followed by Mexico (670 hotels and 7%), Italy (450 and 1%), India (430 and 2%), Greece (420 and 2% ), Spain (335 and 1%), the United States (330 and 0%), the United Kingdom (320 and 1%) and South Africa (285 and 4%).
As you have just seen, Spain is the seventh country with the most 5-star hotels in the world, although these only represent 1% of the country's total accommodation. Of course, according to the study of the travel portal, the hotels that the Spanish seek the most are 4 stars and they opt more for the 5 stars when they travel within the country than when they do it abroad. Apparently, the most searched for luxury hotels are those madrileños, followed by Catalans, Andalusians, Valencians and Canaries.
Countries with the highest percentage of 5-star hotels
According to the analysis carried out by the travel portal, the northern part of the country shows an average portion of 1% of luxury hotels out of all the accommodations, while the southern part, except Brazil and some other countries, shows between 2 and 5%. On the other hand, there are two countries that stand out from all the others, so we could say that they are the most luxurious in the world. We refer to Egypt and the Arab Emirates, which concentrate more than 10% each. In fact, in Dubai, the Emirati capital, is the world's first 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. Other countries that stand out are Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
China deserves a special mention, which is making its way in the luxury hotel sector. In addition to being the country that offers the highest number of 5-star hotels, four of the ten cities in the world with the most luxury hotels are Chinese. Is about Beijing, Shanghai, Sanya and Canton. In fact, the first two gather more 5-star hotels together than all of Spain. Other cities with the largest number of luxury hotels are Istanbul (Turkey), which is in third place, Marrakech (Morocco), in fourth position; London (United Kingdom), in fifth position; Dubai (United Arab Emirates), in eighth place; and Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), which closes the top 10.
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