Hotel Booking for Feb, March Goes Up

0 Comments 26 Jan 2014 ADV

Occupancy rate of five star hotels in the Capital for February and March looks promising this year compared to same period last year. Almost all star hotels have seen 5 to 20 percent booking growth for February and March. A survey carried out by Republica showed that hotel Del Annapurna, the Everest Hotel and Hotel Radisson has recorded an increase their booking figures for the coming months, booking figure at Hotel Del’ Annapurna for February and March this year has increased by 5 percent each compared to the figure of previous year.

Booking figure shows that the hotel has received 70 percent and 75 percent booking for February and March respectively this year against 65 percent and 70 percent booking in the same month last year. Raj Bikram Shah, head of sales and marketing at the hotel cites the hope for the stability in political situation of the country and increase in corporate activities as the reason behind growth in the occupancy figure. As the nation is going up to stability, corporate activities of international level are increasing in the nation. The flow of visitors which has decreased in the year 2013 in increasing slowly,” he said.

Shad added that the booking figure for upcoming two months shall increase further as tourist seasons starts from February onwards. Most of the hotels in the capital have received booking basically from individual segment that are here to participate in number of corporate activities and from meetings incentives-conventions and exhibitions MICE segment. According to Srijana Maharjan, Sales coordinator of the Everest Hotel, the Hotel’s occupancy has jumped to 75 percent and 78 percent in February and March this year compared to 71 percent and 59 percent in the same months last Year.

“The growth in booking is mainly because we have received bookings from MICE segment for both the months,” said Maharjan. Karuna Manandhar, assistant manager-Pr and publicity at Hotel Radission said that the hotels as received slight increment in the booking figures for both the months this year. The booking figure stands at around 65 to 75 percent for both the months.

The hotel has expected the bookings figure to go up in the coming days. Together with stable government coming up, hoteliers are hopeful that the follow of tourists will increase in the near future as security and stable political situation has greater impact in the tourism industry.

Source: My republica, Jan, 25

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