[photopress:logo_beijing_2008.jpg,full,alignright]The Beijing tourism administration will open an online accommodation booking centre on its website before March for visitors going to the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Xiong Yumei, deputy director of the bureau, said the site will be linked to the official Beijing 2008 website.
The People’s Daily reports that the website will feature pictures of hotels and information in three languages — Chinese, English and French. About 1,000 budget hotels providing 100,000 beds will be recommended on the site.
In the year of the games this will be moved up a further level. Xiong Yumei said, ‘In 2008 these budget hotels will be introduced in eight languages for the convenience of visitors’.
All the hotels must have service guides, signs, menus in Chinese and English, Internet connection in all rooms, and the ability for visitors to pay by credit card.
About 500,000 international visitors are expected in Beijing during the Games and Xiong Yumei said she believed the city has the capacity to accommodate all the visitors.
Source: Games Bids