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TOURIST ACCOMMODATION

At December 2006 there were 70 establishments offering tourist accommodation in the ACT. These establishments were comprised of a variety of accommodation types including:

  • hotels, motels and serviced apartments with five or more rooms.
  • caravan parks with 40 or more powered sites, cabins, flats, units and villas
  • holiday flats, units and houses of letting entities with 15 or more self-contained units
  • visitor hostels with 25 or more bed spaces.

The highest proportion of tourist accommodation establishments in the ACT were hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms. These 57 establishments accounted for 81% of all tourist accommodation establishments in the ACT.

13.1 Tourism accommodation, Establishments - ACT - December quarter 2006

Establishments
no.

Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 5 or more rooms
Hotels, motels, guests, houses with 5-14 rooms
2
Hotels, motels, guests, houses with 15 or more rooms
57
Total
59
Caravan parks (a)
3
Holiday flats, units and houses (b)
3
Visitor hostels (c)
5
Total
70

(a) Comprising establishments with 40 or more powered sites and cabins, flats, units and villas.
(b) The number of owners, managers or real estate agents with 15 or more self-contained units.
(c) Comprising establishments with 25 or more bed spaces.
Tourist Accommodation, Australia, December quarter 2006 (cat. no. 8635.0).



Takings from accommodation

In 2006, takings from ACT hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms totalled $171.6m. This was an increase of 12.6% from 2005 ($152.4m). Since 2001, takings from ACT hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms has increased by 32.5% (from $129.5m).

13.2 Guest Arrivals and Takings, Hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms - ACT - 2001-2006

Guest arrivals
Takings from accommodation
'000
$'000

2001
881.9
129 504
2002
846.4
130 210
2003
825.7
140 322
2004
881.7
140 676
2005
859.0
152 381
2006
908.1
171 602

Tourist Accommodation, Australia, December quarter 2006 (cat. no. 8635.0), Time series spreadsheets.



Guest arrivals and length of stay

During 2006, ACT hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms welcomed 908,100 guest arrivals. These guests had an average stay of 2.4 days. In the last five years, guest arrivals to ACT hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms has increased by 3.0% (from 881,800 in 2001).



Average takings per room night occupied and available

Average takings per room night occupied during a given period are calculated by dividing takings from accommodation by the total number of room nights occupied. Average takings per room night available are the takings from accommodation divided by the total number of room nights available.


During 2006, average takings per room night occupied for ACT hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms was $129.88. This was an increase of 7% from 2005 ($121.70), and an increase of 14% from 2001 ($111.86).


Average takings per room night available for ACT hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms was $93.97 in 2006. This was an increase of 11% from 2005 ($84.44) and an increase of 36% from 2001.


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