Up to 3,000 protesters have booked hotels and guesthouses for the World Trade Organisation meeting in December, but Hong Kong's hotels chief insists hard-core activists will not be given rooms. Despite the expense of staying in hotels, between 2,000 and 3,000 people had made bookings through travel agents or over the internet, said Mabel Au Mei-po, spokeswoman for the Hong Kong People's Alliance for the WTO. She will meet government officials tomorrow and intends to urge them to find camping grounds for less well-off demonstrators. 'Some of our friends come from developing countries, and even those who come from industrialised areas cannot necessarily afford to pay for expensive hotels,' Ms Au said. 'Peasant and fishermen groups around Asia intend to come, from Bangladesh and the Philippines and Korea. Just the airfare alone is big money for them. If we have camping areas, they just need to bring their own tents.' The alliance will attend a fourth meeting with government, immigration and police officials tomorrow to discuss arrangements. The group hopes the government will allow the demonstrators to camp in recreational areas in Sheung Wan, Kennedy Town or in southern Hong Kong. The executive director of the Hong Kong Hotels Association, James Lu Shien-hwai, said: 'I know [the protesters] will have great difficulty finding hotel rooms. We have ways of finding out who they are. We have information on who are the gentle and more disciplined ones from the NGOs and who are the ones coming in battle uniform ... people like the farmers from Korea and Japan. 'If you look what [hard-core activists] have done in previous meetings ... They don't stay in hotels. They know they are not welcome - we're talking about violent people. Mr Lu insisted that there would be 44,000 rooms available in December, with 12,000 booked by delegates and WTO members.