Consumption Per Person Down to the Lowest in the First Half Year

The Conference on Wuxi Tourist Hotels Economic Working Condition (the first half of the year) was held yesterday. The revenue of tourist hotels in Wuxi is increasing this year, while the room prices are decreasing. Individuality and correct reorientation are the two issues faced by those hotels.

Huang Jianzhong, the chairman of Wuxi Tourist Hotels Association, says that the more high-ranking the hotel, the more its incomes. The room prices are going down since the price is one of the most important factors in the consideration of a family. The revenue of hotel restaurants increases a little bit, however, the operation conditions of restaurants in luxurious hotels are different. The consumption per person reduces to the lowest point, since the services in those hotels restaurants are almost the same as those in ordinary restaurants. There are too many Express Inns and high-star hotels which provide the same services, or do official reception. It is seldom to find hotels oriented to elders, children, motels or home stay.

The increase of the total revenue is due to the appearance of new market. Parents-children tours, lovers and friends tours emerge. The facilities and services provided by hotels do not meet the new requirements. Accommodation pattern is diversified: home stay, inns, holiday villas, log cabins, tents or limos, however, they do not replace the roles played by high-star hotels, which win their market with their own advantages.

According to Wang Jieping, chief of Wuxi Tourism Association, an era ends when the survival of tourist hotels industry depends on the consumption of governments. It is high time for the hotels to create more products and provide proper services in order to meet requirements of people in their 30s or 20s.