Surabaya Mayor bans hotels from raising tariffs during U.N. Habitat

Surabaya Mayor bans hotels from raising tariffs during U.N. Habitat

Tri Rismaharini. (ANTARA/Widodo S. Jusuf)

Don`t let others consider us inconsistent."
Surabaya (ANTARA News) - Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini has banned hotels from raising tariffs when the city hosts the International Conference of the Preparatory Committee (Prepcom) III for United Nations (U.N.) Habitat 3 from July 25 to 27.

"I sincerely hope that they will not raise their tariffs. Dont let others consider us inconsistent. It is not easy to earn the trust needed for hosting the conference," she said in a meeting with hoteliers at the Surabaya City Hall here.

Tri had urged hoteliers to be consistent with the agreement they had signed with the city government in a meeting some time ago to not raise their tariffs.

It is important for the management of hotels to provide better service to delegates of Prepcom III for UN Habitat 3 by applying room rates consistently, she said.

All hotels in the city, ranging from five-star hotels to non-star hotels must be prepared to receive thousands of guests from various countries.

She also predicted demand for hotel rooms will begin to increase three days ahead of the event.

Therefore, she said the city government will continue to make better preparations by coordinating with hoteliers, among others.

Tri noted that an estimated 5 thousand delegates from 193 countries will take part in the Prepcom III for U.N. Habitat 3.

(Reported by Abdul Hakim/Uu.S012/KR-BSR/B003)

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