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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Jan 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/01/2008   
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In the September 2007 quarter, there were 1,100 hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms. These establishments had a guest room capacity of 59,257 rooms. The trend estimate of the room occupancy rate for Queensland (67%) was slightly higher than the national average (66%).

Room Occupancy Rate, by Quarter - Queensland
Graph: Room Occupancy Rate, by Quarter—Queensland

In the September 2007 quarter, Queensland hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms catered for 2.9 million guest arrivals. Queensland establishments reported the longest average length of stay for guests (2.6 days) of all states and territories. The national average was 2.2 days.

The trend estimate of the total accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 rooms or more continued to increase. In the September 2007 quarter, accommodation takings rose by 1.8% to $508 million from the June 2007 quarter.

For more detailed information on Queensland's tourist accommodation, please refer to Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0) and Tourist Accommodation, Small Area Data, Queensland, Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 8635.3.55.001) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication and data cube are released quarterly.

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