Latest Australian government stats for the June quarter show room and occupancy rates have improved in most states over the past year. “Five out of the eight states and territories experienced an increase in the occupancy rate of hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 or more rooms between the June quarter 2010 and the June quarter 2011,” according to the latest  Survey of Tourist Accommodation.

 

 “Western Australia (66.4%) experienced the largest increase (2.6 percentage points) while occupancy in the Northern Territory (65.3%) decreased by 4.1 percentage points. The Australian Capital Territory recorded the highest occupancy rate (73.3%) followed by Western Australia (66.4%) and the Northern Territory (65.3%).

 Over the same period, Tasmania experienced the lowest occupancy rate (52.9%).”  The June quarter 2011 average takings per room night occupied were $153.78, 4.5% higher than the June quarter 2010 ($147.18).

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