07 April 2016

Far too many hotel rooms

There number of hotel rooms in Bali is severely oversupplied, far exceeding current demand from both domestic and international visitors and resulting in an ongoing price war that many tourism observers view as economically non-sustainable for sound hotel operations.
The secretary of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI-Bali), claims that a survey conducted in 2015 counted 130,000 rooms on the Island, with 98,000 of those rooms centralized in the Regency of Badung.
Based on this room count, PHRI-Bali extrapolates that Bali needs 92.5 million tourists every year to achieve 100% occupancy. Meanwhile, the Provincial Tourism Authority (Disparda) recorded only 11.15 million tourists in 2015.
With this many hotel rooms, to achieve a minimum occupancy of 50% with the calculation that every room is occupied by only one person per day, during a year we need 46.28 million tourists.
The PHRI Secretary calculations may be flawed, however, as they apparently fail to factor in the number of rooms occupied by more than one person and the length of stay for tourists in Bali. Hotel occupancies are now declining and averaging only 30-40% per year. Because some hotels enjoy higher occupancies, this means other hotels have occupancy rates as low as 10%. The current low occupancy rates of Bali Hotel has resulted in what PHRI-Bali officials term as “unhealthy competition” and is attracting low quality tourists to the Island.

1 comment:

  1. Bali is a beautiful place. There are lots of Hotels for staying in Bali. The information you shared is really helpful.