Twice-a-year, Hotels.com updates their Hotel Price Index, and this year I was contacted to design some new infographics to go along with the report. InfoNewt worked with designer Jeremy Yingling to create two infographics for the current set of data from the first half of 2011. Since the research is global, we created one infographic based on American travelers and one based on Canadian travellers.
The hotels.com® Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) is a regular survey of hotel prices in major city destinations across the world. The HPI is based on bookings made on hotels.com and prices shown are those actually paid by customers (rather than advertised rates) for the first half of 2011. The report largely compares prices paid in 2010 with prices paid in 2011.
The research is extensive, so we had to keep the information shared in the infographics fairly focused on only a few categories. This keeps the design clean and easy to read, but also whets the reader’s appetite for more.
We varied the visual designs for each category. The monument silhouettes attached to locations on the globe was a unique way to show map data and not look like a standard map. The silhouettes also help the reader recognize the cities faster than reading the text. It’s subtle, but the lines are color-coded by continent as well.
The Canadian data was a little bit different, so the design had to adapt:
You can see the complete report data on The Hotels.com Hotel Price Index page.