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Hotel occupancy in Yogyakarta falls by 50%

Publication Date : 03-07-2014

 

The hotel occupancy rate in Yogyakarta dropped by 50 per cent on the average during the first week of the fasting month, the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Yogyakarta branch reported.

PHRI Secretary Deddy Pranowo Eryono said star hotels generally saw a decrease of 30 per cent to 40 per cent, while the occupancy rate in budget hotels could fall by 50 per cent to 80 per cent, depending on the distance between the hotels’ location and the heart of the city.

“Hotels are allowed to give discounts during these quiet days to attract guests. However, the discount has to be compliant with PHRI’s regulation,” he said on Wednesday, adding that a minimal tariff for a five star hotel room was 500,000 rupiah (US$42).

He said the decrease in occupancy rates was attributed to the smaller number of Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) events held by the government and private sector during the fasting month.

 

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