I understand your point but as we experience, budget hunters are not going to supply a decent income stream. I have mentioned in another thread that we have inherited very low rates from previous owners. We get so many calls "I come to stay with you all the time......" I know that these people are going to be disappointed when they hear that our rate is now $25 more than their perpetual budget rate, and only 5 minutes ago one just called back to cancel. She must have thought about the rate and changed her mind. We prefer to allow these guests to find something more suited to their limited budget. Our new guests are just as happy with the new rates. They are still very reasonable.

There are no big hotels like Rydges, Crowne Plaza etc seeking the budget guests. There is no money in it. I want to improve my business, supply an excellent product and make decent income along the way.