Further study needed on accommodation needs to 2020.
The Hoi An People's Committee recently decided to cease accepting applications for new accommodation facilities in the city so it can study the targets and roadmap for the development of accommodation to 2020.
Deputy Chairman Truong Van Bay said the People’s Committee has notified communes, wards and offices to cease accepting applications and has appointed the Chamber of Commerce and Tourism to research the market to 2020 to ensure development matches accommodation needs and investor demand.
The People’s Committee issued Plan No.3390/KH-UBND on November 14, 2014 on the development of accommodation in the city to 2020, with the aim to developing a network that promotes the development of commercial services in the town. Accordingly, there are to be 2,000 rooms added by 2020 in all three types: hotels, villas, and homestays. It has now decided that further study is needed.
It is forecast that total visitors to Hoi An will be over 3 million visitors and occupancy rates will be 56 per cent by 2020. Demand for accommodation by 2020 will be 8,046 rooms.