1318.3 - Qld Stats, Apr 2009  
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In the December 2008 quarter, there were 1,131 hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms. These establishments had a guest room capacity of 61,521 rooms. The trend estimate of the room occupancy rate for Queensland was 64.0%, slightly higher than the national average (63.7%).

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

In the December 2008 quarter, Queensland hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms catered for 2.7 million guest arrivals. Queensland establishments reported the longest average length of stay for guests (2.7 days) of all states and territories. The national average was 2.3 days.

The trend estimate of Queensland total accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 rooms was $519.7 million in the December 2008 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 (cat. no. 8635.3.55.001) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication and data cube are released quarterly.