Hotel Occupancy in Papua Decreases 50 Percent During Ramadan

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    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The board of Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) of Papua Province revealed the hotel occupancy rate during Ramadan 1439H decreased by 50 percent.

    "Before Ramadan, the average occupancy reached 70 percent, but during Ramadan, it became 50 percent because many of government activities were postponed," said Chairman of PHRI Papua Sahri Hasan in Jayapura, Sunday, May 27.

    He explained the decrease is not necessarily followed by a decrease in income. Because, at the moment of Ramadan, many parties, both government, state-owned enterprises, and private, hold the break-fasting together at the hotel.

    According to him, the hotel occupancy rate will improve after Ramadan because government activities are believed to return to normal. He claimed the decrease is not only occurred in Papua but almost throughout Indonesia.

    It always happens every Ramadan and the hotel parties anticipate by making promos of break-fasting together, and special for this year, there will be the 2018 World Cup momentum.

    Sahril added that every moment of the World Cup organizing is usually always used by the hotel management to create a watching together event because the demand is quite a lot and it can increase the revenue.

    He reminded the hotel management who want to hold a watching together event to ask for the permission to the parties who hold the commercial license and also to the security apparatus.