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Like everything else in life, travel is getting more expensive.Drastically so, according to Hotels.com. The travel site analysed recent travel data and came up with some pretty shocking statistics. Daily rates for the most popular travel destinations rose about 22%, year-over-year.
And American travellers globe-trotting at the beginning of 2011 paid anywhere from 13% 18% more than they would have done the previous year.
Each of the 10 most expensive tourist destinations costs American jet setters more than $800 per night, and in the most expensive city, a single night can cost twice that amount.
A 12% increase from 2010
The average daily rate increased 12% this year from $314.77
Turks and Caicos' travel guide offers a wide array of delicious spiny lobster or queen conch spreads, but buyer beware, the islands' yummy food will set you back about $20 per plate and a 10% tax is added to every bill.
While the islands' top dishes might make your mouth water, they 'come with a higher price tag than on other islands.'
A 28% increase from 2010
The wide array of creole and seafood delights offered in the tropical paradise are only one of the destination's appeals.
The drinks offered at its restaurants are another. But they don't come cheap. A bottle of red wine at Rainforest Hideaway can cost you anywhere from $120 to $268.
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