Free basic internet is planned at all Accor owned and operated properties in Asia Pacific within the next four months. Evan Lewis, Accor’s vice president of communications Asia-Pacific, told TTG Asia: “It is clear that we must take a position on free Internet. By the end of the year, Internet will be free in all Accor hotels across the region.”
At this stage the plan is that basic email and browsing will be free but users indulging in bandwidth heavy activities like watching movies will pay. Recent Accor research shows that the level of internet charges have a major impact of booking decisions.