Techies will spend hours arguing the benefits and shortcomings of Apple products compared with Android devices, but what about the people who use them? A study by the hotel search site trivago.com found that there are distinct differences between the two user groups when it comes to their travel spending patterns.
Apple users in the U.S. tend to spend more and book higher-end hotels than the Android crowd, the study found. Specifically, “The average price selected by trivago.com users with iPhones and iPads is $166/night. For Android users, the average price for a searched hotel is $134/night, a difference of 24%,” the site said.
On the lower end of the accommodations spectrum, 52 percent of Android users on trivago.com picked hotels that cost less than $100 a night, vs. only 39 percent of Apple users.
Rooms that went for $200 to $250 a night were selected by 20 percent of Apple users, but only 12 percent of their Android counterparts, Trivago said.
“While 40% of both Apple and Android users first select three-star properties when searching for hotels, their second most popular choice for accommodation is quite different: 29% of Android users opt for two-star properties after first searching for a three-star hotel, while 36% of Apple users favor hotels with four and five stars,” the study found.
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