1318.3 - Qld Stats, Jun 2007  
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TOURIST ACCOMMODATION



QUEENSLAND HOTELS, MOTELS AND SERVICED APARTMENTS WITH 15 OR MORE ROOMS

In the December 2006 quarter, there were 1,081 hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms. These establishments had a guest room capacity of 57,793 rooms. The trend estimate of the room occupancy rate for Queensland (67%) was slightly higher than the national average (65%).

Room Occupancy Rate, Queensland
Graph: Room Occupancy Rate, Queensland



In the December 2006 quarter, hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms catered for 2.7 million guest arrivals. These Queensland accommodation establishments reported the longest average length of stay for guests (2.7 days). The average length of stay for the whole of Australia during the same period 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 December 2006 quarter, accommodation takings rose by 3.4% to $478.8 million from the September 2006 quarter.


For more detailed information on Queensland's tourist accommodation, please refer to Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.