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    Exclamation To Review 2 Rates for Hotel Accomodation - Same as Petrol?

    Beside the proposed petrol pricing for local (subsidised) and foreigners, now they come to suggest on our hotel accomodation rates. Are our hotel accomodation rates that low? I feel not many Malaysians can afford to stay at most of 3 stars and above rated hotels.

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...866&sec=nation

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokemon
    Beside the proposed petrol pricing for local (subsidised) and foreigners, now they come to suggest on our hotel accomodation rates. Are our hotel accomodation rates that low? I feel not many Malaysians can afford to stay at most of 3 stars and above rated hotels.

    http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp...866&sec=nation
    Yes 5 star hotel rates are lower than say Singapore or India, but there are bargains to be found in any country if you care to look for them.

    Individual hotels will always negotiate rates. We have foreign engineers working in Malaysia for several months each year. They get the "best rate" (i.e. the local rate given to the local company who has purchased from us).
    Then they spend more on food and drink, clothes, camera's etc. so money is still coming into the local economy.

    I can only assume that tour operators have plenty of negotiation power, so the tourists will also get a negotiated rate, and spend the money saved in bars, restaurants and malls.

    If the hotel rate increases to the point where pocket money is greater in say Thailand, will the tourists drop Malaysia?

    What is wrong with a free market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiliary
    Yes 5 star hotel rates are lower than say Singapore or India, but there are bargains to be found in any country if you care to look for them.

    Individual hotels will always negotiate rates. We have foreign engineers working in Malaysia for several months each year. They get the "best rate" (i.e. the local rate given to the local company who has purchased from us).
    Then they spend more on food and drink, clothes, camera's etc. so money is still coming into the local economy.

    I can only assume that tour operators have plenty of negotiation power, so the tourists will also get a negotiated rate, and spend the money saved in bars, restaurants and malls.

    If the hotel rate increases to the point where pocket money is greater in say Thailand, will the tourists drop Malaysia?

    What is wrong with a free market?
    I don't really agree with you. If so, our petrol is still cheaper than our neighbour country like singapore, thailand, india and so on. Do you agree that govt to increase these prices up without considering the spiral effects on this? If they want to increase anything from A to Z, it is fine, but with care to ensure it is still affordable to average joe like most of us. Our salaries have been stagnant for so many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokemon
    it is fine, but with care to ensure it is still affordable to average joe like most of us. Our salaries have been stagnant for so many years.
    Its already a mindset that nearly every able young earning Malaysian TO OWN A CAR SOMEDAY, for various and obvious reasons. THAT gotta change otherwise traffic and transportation problems will continue with worse circumstances and consequences for all. Ultimately, best public transport within any busy city here must take place, otherwise its stalemate for now, but unfortunately this have not happened and Malaysia have wasted time on this.

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    There are rack/published rates, corporate rates, tour operator/travel agent rates, walk-in rates, online rates, package rates and in the case of S'porean hotels years ago, ASEAN rates (given to citizens/PR of ASEAN nations)
    Some hotels even provide VIP rates for regulars.

    It's the norm to hear locals complaining it costs a lot to cuti-cuti Msia so they'd rather go to neighboring countries. Obviously majority of the western nations find Msian hotel rates rather cheap when u look at the exchange rate.
    While it may be nice for locals to hv a lower rate, the westerners might find it rather unfair if they come to know about the difference.

    Kinda sticky situation but it has worked in Spore for many years. I found that the Japanese paid the highest rates when i was working in the hotel industry years ago.
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    First time in my life hearing a minister asking to raise the hotel rate. Such irresponsible act.

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    What to do?, we're stuck with irrational or ignorant politicians who spew rubbish anytime, like some fler who said its weird to speak English in Malaysia. Its idiocy at its best!
    This is what I call political meddling! AND it spoils things MOST OF THE TIME!
    In Malaysia you DON'T simply URGE any industry to raise prices.
    Last edited by bslee; 09-01-2010 at 11:42 AM.

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    What an irony she is the tourism minister and she wants to kill the tourism industry..these are caliber of the ministers of the PM's cabinet.

    Its a real shame that we have half baked minsters who are running this country

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    aiseh man, another tok tok minister ........does she mean that those MNC hotel chains will risk their business and reputation globally by providing substandard services in boolehland just because the rates are lower than other countries?

    ...........is the current crop of ministers leading the nation towards self destruction?

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    Single handedly

    I think this was the same person who single handedly destroyed the importation of Ceramic Tiles and Tableware from the surrounding countries, when she was in the Finance Ministry.

    The Kastams department are still picking up the pieces up to this day.
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    LOOK!.. WE DO NOT HAVE CAPABLE or DEDICATED POLITICIANS THAT BENEFIT THE RAKYAT AND RULE THIS LAND at the same time! Maybe anyone can disagree,
    We Malaysians become more BODOH by the minute too! BUT the fact remains they do take us for BODOH anyhow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee
    LOOK!.. WE DO NOT HAVE CAPABLE or DEDICATED POLITICIANS THAT BENEFIT THE RAKYAT AND RULE THIS LAND at the same time! Maybe anyone can disagree,
    We Malaysians become more BODOH by the minute too! BUT the fact remains they do take us for BODOH anyhow!
    Isnt this the problem with all politicians in every country?
    Give me a benevolent dictator everytime At least the wealth trickles down stream instead of staying behind the dam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertec
    I think this was the same person who single handedly destroyed the importation of Ceramic Tiles and Tableware from the surrounding countries, when she was in the Finance Ministry.

    The Kastams department are still picking up the pieces up to this day.
    I mentioned it once before Robert, someone's gotta tell the lady the collar of her cheongsam is a wee bit too tight and is preventing enough oxygen to flow to her brain...

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    yenyen is approaching it form the standpoint that the kwai-lohs are coming in with bigger value currency.

    Euro100 buys u a bed&breakky in most part of europe. Ditto the english pound.

    So, if Euro100 is converted to ringgit its RM500+/- and that can buy a nigth in a 5star hotel. RM500 is way way beyond the budget of domestic tourists...
    maybe the hoteliers can apply a 2-tier systems.

    ALL Kwai-loh pays say minimum Euro300 or USD500 for a 5star room?

    Heck! even Avillion in Pd is already Rm600/nite for the chalet! I cannot afford that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tupai
    So, if Euro100 is converted to ringgit its RM500+/- and that can buy a nigth in a 5star hotel. RM500 is way way beyond the budget of domestic tourists...
    maybe the hoteliers can apply a 2-tier systems.
    thats because in the first place every time the govt open their mouth, the ringgit devalues so now the ringgit is at such a weak value against other currencies.

    Hmmm is this the reason why toll have kept increasing? lowest in the region so must not undersell ourselves so the solution is to increase toll!!

    thank god these politicians are not running businesses, otherwise malaysia's economy would have long time collapsed..

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