[photopress:shanghaiintercontinental.jpg,full,alignright]If you travel on business you try to stay in as luxurious a hotel as possible. Someone else is paying.
At the China Business Travel Forum in Shanghai all the heavies declared their support for the business market. As one would. For China has a business populartion of 40 million which gives a possiblity, taking a world average figure of three business stays a year, of about 120 million check-ins. The sort of potential that makes marketing managers froth gently at the mouth.
Intercontinental, the biggest hotel company in the world depending upon how you count these things, intends to set up at least 125 hotels in China before 2008. That is a doubling in size.
Accor currently has 30 hotels and is planning to build another 32 in the next two years.
Source: China News