Hoteliers and booking websites say hotels from Myanmar’s famous beaches and travel sites are asking double for room charges amid the increasing advanced bookings for Thin Gyan Holidays (Water Festival).
Local based News Watch reported that local travelers’ favorite hotels especially from Chaung Tha, Ngwe Saung, Ngapali, Myiek, Dawei, Kaw Thaung, Pyin Oo Lwin and Mawmalyine are taking minimum 10 percent to double than the actual room prices.
Quoting an official from Shwe Hin Thar Hotel in Chaung Tha Beach, the report said the hotel has already got booking for half of its rooms and it charges double for festival period like usual.
The travel agents said the demand on hotel rooms are always high in Thin Gyan Holidays, the longest official holiday in Myanmar, and about 70 percent of room from the hotels in Ngapali Beach, Myiek and Dawei are already reserved.
An official from Jovago, a France based online hotel booking site, said the rooms prices of Beach Hotels are always up double in summer and almost all rooms are fully booked for Thingyan.
Ref: News Watch