New Zealand has been ranked second in the world, after only the United States, for availability of Internet access in hotel rooms in a recent ranking of 35 first-world countries.
The 35 countries were ranked by international hotel comparison site, Trivago, according to the percentage of total hotel rooms with Internet access. New Zealand came in at the second position with 82.28 percent of its hotel rooms with Internet access.
Its neighbor Australia was far behind at 16th place with only 66.9 percent of its hotel rooms offering Internet access.
The United States was in the first position with a score of 89 percent.
Surprisingly, Germany – a major economic and business powerhouse – ranked near the bottom at 31st position with just 50.76 per cent of its hotels having Internet available in rooms.
Popular European vacation destinations such as Greece (49.44%), Spain (46.54%) and Portugal (45.21%) occupied the bottom three positions.
The rankings were compiled from Trivago’s database of over 700,000 hotels worldwide and included Internet access through WiFi and wired (Ethernet) mediums.