PHR Contribute to 30% of Bali Economic Growth

DENPASAR ~

Hotel and restaurant tax (PHR) contributed for 30 percent of economic growth in Bali.

“The growth of PHR varies the economy of Bali and fluctuations of the leading sector can be used as the description of economy development in this tourist destination,” said Head of the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) of Bali I Gede Suarsa in Denpasar, on Saturday.

According to him, the development of PHR sector as a result of domestic and foreign tourist arrivals. Levels of foreign tourists visiting Bali on second term of 2013 are 766,000 people.

That condition was increased by 5.36 percent compared to the previous term. The condition also affected the hotel room occupancy rate (TPK), which in average increased by 3.87 percent.

Gede Suarsa added that the highest increase of TPK occurred in the classification of the one-star hotel by 12.63 percent, following a 9.76 percent at three-star hotel. While the five-star hotel declined 0.83 percent.

However, according to the records of Indonesian Hotels and Restaurants Association (PHRI) Bali TPK low rate on some kind of five-star hotels due to the growing number of rooms and hotels within the last few years.

That condition would result in decreasing TPK, as availability increases so the percentage will go down or seems becoming slow down. In fact, the income of the hospitality sector continues to increase.

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