" Occupancy hotels in Yogyakarta rose 15 percent . Average hotel occupancy rate reached 80 percent and up to 90 and even 100 percent in the ring of the hotels , " said secretary of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association ( IHRA ) Yogyakarta , Deddy Pranowo Eryono Thursday ( fifth ) .
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According to him , the increase in volcanic activity not affect tourist arrivals in Yogyakarta . The hotel occupancy continues to survive until the weekend . " Merapi naampaknya not affected , " he said .
The increase in tourists visiting Yogyakarta is also evident from the increase in train daily occupancy in the Regional Operations ( Daop ) VI Yogyakarta during May.
Public Relations Manager of PT Kereta Api Indonesia Regional Operations ( Daop ) VI Yogyakarta Bambang Setyo Prayitno said trains daily occupancy in Daop VI has increased five to 10 percent of the daily occupancy in the previous month .
" The increase in occupancy is due to the number of days off in May. Including the Labor Day holiday , " he said .
The increase in occupancy this he said , going on evenly for a variety of purposes ranging from Jakarta , Bandung , Surabaya and Malang .
Based on data from booking train tickets until 15:00 pm Wednesday , booking tickets for departure to Jakarta 18 and May 27 has reached 80 percent of the total seats , tickets to London sold 50 percent , as well as for the purpose of ticket Suarabaya 70 percent .
According to him , it will maximize the range of the railroad car in anticipation of a surge in the number of passengers . " If the usual PT KAI provides eight train carriages for the purpose of Jakarta and Surabaya , PT KAI will add one to two cars , " he said .