The Inflation Impact, Hotel Price Rate Rise Up To 10%

Rates stay at 5-star hotels in Yogyakarta will rise more than 10% in the next year. The rise in claims adjusting labor wage increases and inflation were judged to be detrimental to the Yogyakarta province because the cost of tourism becoming more expensive.

Chairman of the Hotels and Restaurants Indonesia Association (PHRI) The Province of Yogyakarta, Istidjab, declared that the rising of hotel price rates reach up to 10% for the hotelier must seek compensation for rising inflation and Minimum wage district (UMK) that comes into force next year.

“Maximum increase 10 percent because of competition much as well should be compensation. In addition to the Minimum wage district (UMK) and inflation,” he explained on Friday (23/11/2012).

The increase of price rate would not lower of the occupancy rate of the hotels because hotel management can be anticipate by lowering the price when the low season.

“As the flight rate, if peak season price difference if quiet could be lowered,” he said. Increase by 10% the plan only to stars hotel or non tariff stay is estimated at only 5%.

Istidjab add, increment of the Minimum wage district (UMK) for 2013 is still reasonable. The hotel’s own industry-specific thinks there is no problem, because in addition to receiving a base salary of employees also got tips. “So for example his salary is only IDR 700,000.00 but there are tips so appropriate Minimum wage district (UMK). There are also non-star Hotel,”he continued.

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Tariff plans to stay at stars hotels unfortunate Chairman of The Travel Agencies Association (ASITA) Yogyakarta, Edwin Ismedi Himna, argued that a rate increase would hurt tourism because the cost of Yogyakarta Province tourism becomes more expensive.

Whereas the current tour competitors from other regions to promote new destinations constantly popping up. “Do not up to 10 percent, if only five its still reasonable,” he said.

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