/C O R R E C T I O N -- Hotels.com/ PR Newswire DALLAS, June 12, 2013 In the news release, Annual Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index (CSI) names Geneva as the most expensive city for a Club Sandwich, issued 12-Jun-2013 by Hotels.com over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the infographic should reflect U.S. prices rather than Canadian prices as originally issued inadvertently. Find the photo link for the corrected infographic in the release below and here: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130613/DA30682A-INFO Annual Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index (CSI) names Geneva as the most expensive city for a Club Sandwich California clubs see greatest year over year increase in the states DALLAS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Geneva has taken over from Paris as the most expensive city in the world in which to order a Club Sandwich, at an average of $30.45, according to research released today by Hotels.com®. Using the classic hotel staple of a chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich as a barometer of affordability, the Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index (CSI) offers travelers an indication of the cost of living associated with their destination of choice. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130613/DA30682A-INFO ) The CSI average price is calculated from the real prices paid by guests for a Club Sandwich in 30 hotels in the capital or an important tourist city of each country surveyed, across five, four and three star categories. In total, 840 hotels globally were canvassed. Now in its second year, the Index reflects not only changes in the actual price of a Club Sandwich across the globe but also the effect of currency fluctuations. Travelers will be pleased to note that, on the whole, prices are falling: the Genevan average of $30.45, although higher than any other destination, is also lower than last year's most expensive, which was $33.10 in Paris. Gastronomic hub and last year's chart topper, Paris, this year slipped to number two with a new average of $27.45, closely followed by Oslo, which held on to the number three spot with $26.72. India's New Delhi remained the cheapest destination to buy a Club Sandwich, with an average price of just $9.11. New York City, the only U.S. destination to make the global list*, anchored the middle with an average of $17.51, up $1.57 from its 2012 average of $16.93. Prices in NYC ranged from a hefty $27 at the 5-star renowned St. Regis New York to a more modest $7.95 at a 3-star property elsewhere in Midtown. Another U.S. region that saw significant increases in Club Sandwich pricing includes the West Coast, with Los Angeles and San Francisco increasing by approximately $4 to $15.21 and $3, to $15.52 respectively. On the East Coast, Orlando saw a $4 decrease to $11.17, while in the country's center cities like Houston and Las Vegas remained the same year over year. Alison Couper from Hotels.com said: "The Club Sandwich, available on hotel menus across the globe, is the perfect spending barometer, helping tourists factor into their travel plans the everyday cost of simple items such as food and drink. The price changes when comparing 2013 to 2012 hide a complex story of factors from changes in the local price of basic food items through to currency fluctuations. The beauty of the CSI is that we are able to offer travelers a simple price comparison to show how far their money may stretch in each country." The Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index (CSI) 2013*: Average Ranking Ranking Average City Country Price in in 2013 in 2012 Price in 2012 ($) 2013 ($) 1 Geneva Switzerland $30.45 2 $32.56 2 Paris France $27.45 1 $33.10 3 Oslo Norway $26.72 3 $30.50 4 Stockholm Sweden $23.12 7 $22.14 5 Copenhagen Denmark $22.33 9 $18.87 6 Rome Italy $22.26 5 $24.22 7 Tokyo Japan $20.70 4 $27.65 8 London UK $20.65 10 $18.71 9 Sydney Australia $20.53 8 $19.76 10 Hong Kong Hong Kong $19.80 11 $18.35 11 Helsinki Finland $19.74 6 $22.66 12 Seoul South Korea $18.55 12 $18.06 13 New York USA $17.51 16 $16.93 14 Moscow Russia $16.87 17 $16.38 15 Amsterdam Netherlands $16.66 15 $16.64 16 Berlin Germany $15.92 13 $17.77 17 Singapore Singapore $15.42 21 $14.79 18 Toronto Canada $15.25 18 $16.05 19 Dublin Ireland $15.05 20 $15.57 20 Madrid Spain $14.77 19 $16.20 21 Rio De Janeiro Brazil $14.40 14 $17.77 22 Beijing China $12.61 22 $14.48 23 Buenos Aires Argentina $11.89 24 $10.71 24 Bangkok Thailand $11.80 N/A N/A 25 Bogota Columbia $11.41 23 $14.09 26 Taipei Taiwan $11.37 N/A N/A 27 Mexico City Mexico $10.54 25 $10.19 28 Delhi India $9.11 26 $9.57 *data sample includes one major city per country Press contacts: Ashley Aberbach – Finn Partners for Hotels.com Phone: (212) 715-1524 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @finnpartners Taylor L. 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