Homecoming Banned, Hotel Occupancy Rate Declines in Southeast Sulawesi

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SULTRAKINI.COM: KENDARI – The Occupancy Rate of Star Hotel Rooms in Southeast Sulawesi Province in May 2021 was 31.67 percent or decreased by 8.26 points compared to the TPK in April 2021.

In April 2021 the TPK was recorded at 39.93 percent and compared to May 2020 at 12.37 percent, there was an increase of 19.30 points.

Head of the Central Sulawesi Statistics Agency (BPS), Agnes Widiastuti, said that the TPK for star hotels in Southeast Sulawesi decreased in May 2021 due to a circular from the National Covid-19 Task Force Number 13 of 2021 regarding the prohibition of going home during Ramadan and Eid.

“This homecoming ban has caused flight restrictions on May 6-17, 2021, so that the movement of people has also decreased, one of which is the occupancy rate of star hotels has decreased compared to the previous month,” said Agnes, Thursday (1/7/2021).

The Bed Usage Rate (TPTT) for star hotels in Southeast Sulawesi in May 2021 was recorded at 36.29 percent, a decrease of 11.48 points compared to the situation in April 2021 of 47.77 percent, an increase of 22.54 points compared to the previous year of 13. 75 percent.

Similar to the TPK, the TPTT from May 2020 to May 2021 was the highest in October 2020 at 48.84 percent, the lowest TPTT was in May 2020, which was 13.75 percent.

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In addition to the decrease in TPK, the average length of stay of foreign and domestic guests at star hotels in Southeast Sulawesi in May 2021 was 1.58 days, also decreased by 0.12 points compared to the average length of stay of guests in April 2021 of 1.70 days.

“In May 2021, compared to domestic guests and foreign guests, the average length of stay of domestic guests was only 1.58 days lower than the average length of stay of foreign guests of 3.00 days,” said Agnes.

The percentage comparison of foreign guests with domestic guests at star hotels in Southeast Sulawesi in May 2021 was 99.30 percent for domestic guests and the remaining 0.07 percent for foreign guests or a shift of 0.07 points.

In more detail, the average length of stay of star hotel guests from January 2020 to May 2021, the highest in May 2020 for 2.35 days, then the lowest in September 2020 for 1.42 days. (C)

Report: Wa rifin
Editor: Sarini Ido

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