Perth’s Q1 Hotel Occupancy Rises

25th July 2011 (Last Updated July 25th, 2011 18:30)

Hotel occupancy in Perth, Western Australia, increased to 83% during the first quarter of 2011, up from 80% in the same period last year, according to data from the ABS Survey of Tourist Accommodation. The survey, which includes all hotels, motels, serviced apartments and resorts with 1

Hotel occupancy in Perth, Western Australia, increased to 83% during the first quarter of 2011, up from 80% in the same period last year, according to data from the ABS Survey of Tourist Accommodation.

The survey, which includes all hotels, motels, serviced apartments and resorts with 15 or more rooms, also showed that average room rates in the city increased by 7%, reports perthnow.com.au.

According to the Tourism and Transport Forum’s Capital City Accommodation Index, revPAR across all Australian state capital cities for the first quarter of 2011 increased by 6.5% compared with the same period in 2010.

Perth achieved strong revPAR increases of 10.5% compared with the same period last year, which was mostly achieved through an increase in average room rates of 7.1%.