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JOHOR BARU: Hotels, resorts and homestays in Johor expect to see an increase in occupancy at the end of April as more people plan trips to Hari Raya, now that the borders have reopened.
The marketing and communications manager of a hotel in downtown Johor Baru, Keyin Tay, said many visitors, including those from Singapore, had started inquiring about room availability.
“So far we have yet to see a significant increase in bookings, but many have started to inquire about our rooms.
“Our online traffic has also increased since the border with Singapore reopened,” she said.
Tay said they have also received reservations for rooms at the hotel for meetings, meetings and other events.
“Since the end of March, we have been receiving requests and group bookings for events. We expect this to increase in the coming weeks,” she said.
Charlotte Monterio, marketing communications manager for a resort in Skudai, said customers have started making reservations for Hari Raya.
“We have received some early bookings for Hari Raya and expect this to increase soon. We also expect to see more bookings from visitors from Singapore at the end of April.
“However, many have started contacting us to inquire about our rooms,” she said.
Tan Kian Hui, who runs a homestay in Pontian, said his premises were full for the first three days of Hari Raya.
“Bookings are made by local travelers. Singaporeans have been asking about our rooms, especially the last two weekends in April, but no reservations have been confirmed yet,” he said.
Many Singaporean visitors, Tan added, were still taking a “wait and see” approach before packing their bags for a Johor holiday.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri is set to drop on May 2.