Tue, 26 Aug 2003

51 Palembang hotels are unlicensed

PALEMBANG, South Sumatra: Fifty-one hotels in Palembang, South Sumatra, are operating without tourism business licenses from the local Culture and Tourism office.

The illegal operations have caused hundreds of millions of rupiah in losses to the local administration, said Rachman Zeth, head of the local tourism office.

The 51 include 11 star-rated hotels and 40 others, located in strategic areas.

The star-rated hotels are Sanjaya, King, Lembang, Princes, Paradis, Arjuna, Puri Indah, Anida, Rian Cottage, Hotel Rian and Swarna Dwipa. --Antara