In 2013, inbound tourism growth was moderated by the change in China?s tourism law, implemented to regulate fairer trade between travel agencies and tourists. The new law prohibits travel agencies from offering low-priced tours and then marking-up their profit margins by obtaining commissions from shops to which they bring their tour groups or requiring additional payment for services. Travel accommodation recorded a drop in occupancy rates after the law was implemented in October 2013. However, the number of inbound tourists from other markets such as Malaysia rose. Domestic tourism saw healthy growth, which boosted the demand for travel accommodation. Thus, in general, in 2013, occupancy rate rose. The average daily rate (ADR) also increased due to the rise in popularity of luxury hotels driven by affluent travellers.