1318.3 - Qld Stats, Aug 2008
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/08/2008
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QUEENSLAND HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS WITH 15 OR MORE ROOMS
In the March 2008 quarter, there were 1,118 hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms. These establishments had a guest room capacity of 60,579 rooms. The trend estimate of the room occupancy rate for Queensland (65.3%) was slightly higher than the national average (64.8%).
In the March 2008 quarter, Queensland hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms catered for 2.4 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 the total accommodation takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 rooms or more continued to increase. In the March 2008 quarter, accommodation takings rose by 1.6% to $525.6 million from the December 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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