The rates of hotels during Thingyan holiday went up 50 per cent, as local travelers flocked to beaches, according to an announcement on Jovago.com.mm. The price doubled from advanced bookings, according to the website. The hotels at the beaches and Myeik and Dawei areas are fully booked, said Mr. Frans Mass, managing director ofJovago.com.mm.
Despite the high rates, 70 per cent of the hotels at the country’s most popular beaches — Chaung Thar, Ngwe Saung, Ngapali, Myeik, Dawei and Kawthaung — are booked.
It is usual that high occupancy rates during holidays result in an increase in price. This year, the inbound tour is also highly demanded, said a tour operator.
Nevertheless, the hotel rates in Bagan, Inle, Taunggyi, Kalay, Toungoo remain steady, according to data from Jovago.