Referring to the monthly trend in 2019 and the last few years, VISI predicts that the Hospitality sector will experience a growth of 5.5295 in 2020.
Based on the latest published data from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS) in 2019, the Room Occupancy Rate (ROR) of star-classified hotels in Indonesia in October 2019 reached an average of 56.77 percent, down 2.07 points compared to the October 2018 ROR of 58.84 percent. Meanwhile, when compared with the September 2019 ROR which recorded 53.52 percent, the ROR in October 2019 experienced an increase of 3.25 points. The highest ROR was recorded in Bengkulu Province at 68.97 percent, followed by Bali Province at 63.30 percent, and Lampung Province at 62.99 percent, while the lowest ROR was recorded in Papua Province at 42.87 percent.
The decline in ROR of star-rated hotels in October 2019 compared to October 2018 was recorded in most provinces, with the highest decrease occurring in West Kalimantan Province, amounting to 9.66 points, followed by West Sulawesi Province 8.93 points, and Bengkulu Province 8.05 points, while the lowest decline was recorded in the Province Central Kalimantan, which is 0.03 points. Meanwhile, the ROR for hotels in star classification hotels in thirteen provinces, with the largest increase in Central Sulawesi Province amounted to 29.51 points, and the smallest increase occurred in South Sulawesi Province by 0.67 points.
When compared to the September 2014 ROR, there was an increase in most provinces with the highest increase recorded in South Sumatra Province, which amounted to 15.09 points, followed by Southeast Sulawesi Province 11.11 points, and North Kalimantan Province 10.59 points, while the lowest increases were recorded in Gorontalo and Sulawesi Provinces West, which is 0.01 points. Meanwhile, the decline in ROR for star-class hotels occurred in six provinces with the highest decrease in North Maluku Province by 4.96 points, while the lowest decline occurred in West Kalimantan Province by 1.10 points.
The average length of stay of foreign and Indonesian guests at star classification hotels in Indonesia reached 1.80 days during October 2019, a decrease of 0.10 points when compared to the average length of stay in October 2018. Similarly, when compared to September 2019, the average length stays in October 2019 decreased by 0.04 points. In general, the average length of stay of foreign guests in October 2019 is higher than the average length of stay of Indonesian guests, which is 2.91 days and 1.64 days respectively.
If broken down by province, the longest average guest stay in October 2019 was recorded in Bali Province, which was 2.86 days, followed by North Sulawesi Province 2.52 days, and Riau Islands Province by 2.35 days, while the shortest average length of the guest stays occurred in Banten Province 1.19 days. For foreign guests, the longest average stay was recorded in North Maluku Province, which was 4.92 days, while the shortest occurred in North Kalimantan Province, which was 1.02 days. While the longest average stay for Indonesian guests was recorded in Bali Province by 2.28 days, while the shortest was in Banten Province by 1.20 days.
While looking at the food and beverage provider sector, VISI predicts that in 2020 growth will increase from 5,1600 percent to 5,3994 percent. The increase was not only supported by requests from the hospitality and Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) sectors, but also from the transportation sector, such as planes, trains, ships, and buses.
In recent years, the prospect of a catering business in the transportation sector is expanding, not just ships and airplanes. However, demand also came from the railroad and bus transportation business along with the expansion of its travel routes.