DENPASAR, Bali (PNA/ANTARA) — The occupancy rates of star-rated hotels in Bali rose 1.39 percent to 62.44 percent in July from the previous month.
“The occupancy rate is fairly good in the low season. Occupancy rate of more than 50 percent would be enough to cover operating cost and salaries of employees,” head of the Bali office of the Central Bureau of Statistic (BPS) Gede Suarsa said here on Thursday.
Suarsa said there were 297.878 foreign visitors to Bali in July, up 9.71 percent from the same month last year or 8.06 percent from June this year.
Most of the visitors stayed in star-rated hotels, he said.
The highest occupancy rates were recorded by hotels in the regency of Buleleng reaching 68.08 percent and the lowest was recorded by hotels in the regency of Karangasem at 58.08 percent.
Hotels in the regency of Badung, mostly star rated hotels, recorded occupancy rates averaging 63.44 percent, down from 67.79 percent in June.
Other regencies having star rated hotels include Tabanan with occupancy rate of 58.66 percent, Gianyar 63.44 percent, and the city of Denpasar 58.23 percent.
The regencies of Jembrana, Bangli and Klungkung have no star rated hotels, he said.
The three regencies, therefore, are still open for more star hotels, he said, adding other areas are already crowded with hotels.
The Bali chapter of the Association of Hotels and Restaurants
(PHRI) said Bali already has 2,260 units of hotels both star rated and non-star hotels with 56,971 rooms.
There are still villa houses also rented to tourists.