Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Gov’t offers room rate cut during SEA Games

Source: ELEVEN

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has introduced a special rate cap of US$50 per night for accommodations during the upcoming Southeast Asia (SEA) Games late this year, an official at the ministry said.

The 27th annual SEA Games will be held in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, and Ngwe Saung in December.

The ministry's director Tint Tun Aung said the ministry has finished making preparations for the 17th annual SEA Games.

According to him, 40 hotels in Nay Pyi Taw, 10 in Yangon, 4 in Mandalay, and 3 in Ngwe Saung will be made available for visitors during the SEA Games.

Last June, the ministry set a cap of US$150 for standard hotel room in response to the inflated room prices.
Myanmar is currently developing new hotel zones near Yangon, Inle Lake in northern Myanmar, and Mount Popa in central Myanmar.

Myanmar now has about 25,000 hotel rooms across the country. The ministry has rated over 100 hotels and most are three- to four-star establishments, while five-star ones account for 5 per cent.

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