India hotels 'need to address prices'

13 November 2009 08:00

India hotels 'need to address prices'

Those who run hotels in India must look at how much they are charging for rooms as the country could prove expensive for those taking a holiday in the mid-price range, it has been claimed.

According to Tim Durham, from Partnership Travel, hoteliers have been able to put up their prices by a substantial amount each year but recent events in the country mean that this may no longer be an option.

"The hoteliers have been used to putting up their prices by 25 per cent year-on-year. This year they did the same thing and came up short. The terrorist attacks in Mumbai didn't help and helped make people make decisions to go elsewhere," he said.

Lonely Planet recently said that India is a good place to travel to for value - but that this was more applicable to high-end breaks and that those looking for mid-range getaways could find it pricey.

Mr Durham agreed with this and said that "money talks in India" and said that the country has some fantastic luxury hotels.

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