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SiteMinder’s World Hotel Index compares year-on-year 2020 daily hotel booking volumes as a percentage of 2019 bookings to highlight momentum. Used by 35,000 hotels and connected to more than 400 hotel booking channels globally, SiteMinder found that the volume of hotel bookings for Indonesia was 41.3% at 5th September 2020 compared to the previous year. This compares with global bookings that reached almost 54.8% of 2019 bookings in early September.

Comparison of Hotels Booking by Indonesia & the World 1 January – 5th September 2020

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Yogyakarta’s hotels have benefited from an uplift in hotel bookings over the past four months rising from 7.6% to 72.5% as a percentage of 2019 bookings. Bandung and Jakarta have also experienced significant improvements in hotel bookings, growing from 3.1% to 60.5% and 10.7% to 56.5% respectively since early May.

The clear laggard is Denpasar, the capital of Bali, where there has been only a small uplift in bookings from 3.3% in early May to 10.7% in early September. Until Indonesia’s borders open to international visitors, we don’t expect any sizeable shift in the booking rates for Denpasar over the next couple of months.

Comparison of Hotel Booking Momentum for Indonesia Cities 1st January – 5th September 2020

Source: SiteMinder.com

The following graph displays the makeup of domestic and international bookings made over the past year. It has ranged from 65.2% international to 34.8% domestic in September 2019 to 8.1% international and 91.9% domestic in September 2020.

Booking Momentum by Domestic and International Mix in Indonesia September 2019 – September 2020

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The following graph displays the arrival dates of all bookings made within the last two weeks.

Guest Horizon by Monthly Arrivals for Recent Bookings in Indonesia September 2020 – August 2021

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The following graph displays weekly arrivals over the coming months as a percentage of all bookings.

Guest Horizon by Weekly Arrivals in Indonesia September 2020 – September 2021

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The following graph displays the makeup of domestic and international arrivals over the coming months and illustrates the expectation that the international visitor market to Indonesia will return in early 2021.

Guest Horizon by Domestic and International Mix in Indonesia September 2020 – April 2021

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SiteMinder’s World Hotel Index provides a useful tool to examine the momentum of hotel bookings. With a range of other factors we propose to evaluate how it can be combined to more accurately forecast projected hotel demand in the future, especially over a 12 month to 18 month period.