Shanghai Hotel Rates Decrease By 50%

The Christmas and New Year room rates of some star-grade hotels in Shanghai, are reported to have decreased by about 50%.

Because of the current financial crisis, the occupancy rates of star-grade hotels in Shanghai is continuously going down.

Statistics published by the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Bureau indicate that in September and October 2008, the occupancy of five-star hotels in Shanghai was about 60%, a decrease of 12.05% and 12.34% respectively from the same periods last year.