(Mizzima) – Travel industry analysts say the cost of Burma’s hotel rooms will rise as much as 50 per cent soon because of “unprecedented” demand.
Visitors are set to increase 300 per cent in 2012 to one million tourists, according to the an article on the Travel Weekly website.
“We have been advised that all suppliers including hotels, transportation companies, domestic airlines, restaurants and freelance guides, will be looking to increase their rates due to this unprecedented demand,” managing director Paul Hole of Travel Indochina told the website.
However, he stressed that even with hefty price hikes, Burma remained “very affordable” with food and domestic travel costs largely unaffected.
Burma’s tourism industry is scheduled to undergo rapid change, but industry officials warn that the country’s basic infrastructure, transportation, hotels, tour guides, communication and other services are all in need of rapid upgrades to meet basic international standards.