Secondary cities drive Chinese hotel growth
Published on Jan 11, 2012
Xiamen and Chengdu lead country's revPAR growth in 2011, according to STR Global...
The Chinese hotel market performance remained positive in 2011, despite a huge influx of supply into the key first tier cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. According to a new report from STR Global, the country achieved 2.8% growth in terms of revenue per available room (revPAR) in the year-to-November 2011, but this was largely driven by fast-expanding secondary cities.
Tracking hotels in 22 cities, STR Global found that the majority of cities reported higher revPAR growth than the national average. China’s secondary cities, not including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, are continuing to grow at a faster rate as government policies encourage the development of technology and manufacturing trade centers.
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