Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hotel occupancy rate in Bali rising sharply during Lebaran holiday

The hotel occupancy rate in Bali is predicted to rise at an average 70 percent during the current long post-fasting holiday.

"We are predicting it will increase up to 70 percent," deputy chairman of the Bali chapter of the Indonesia Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI), I Gusti Ngurah Rai Surya Wijaya, said here on Saturday.

The long holiday will contribute positively to the tourism industry in the island especially in tourist destination regions such as Denpasar, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Gianyar, he said.

"The long holiday builds up a good momentum especially for hotels in the tourist destination regions," he said.

Despite the holiday season the hotel room rates would not be raised because there are a lot of hotels on the island and that has made competition very tight, he said.

Domestic tourists would dominate visitors to the island this time, although a lot of tourists from Australia and several other foreign countries would also be here, he said.

Millions of Indonesians have been traveling to their home villages and towns to celebrate the Islamic post-fasting holiday of Lebaran with their friends and families.
Bali, meanwhile, is one of the favorite destinations for a holiday. (Antara)

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