Tasmanian hotels celebrate 13 year high in occupancy rates
A landmark 12-year high in hotel occupancy rates has 바카라been achieved in Tasmania, as high occupancy rates have been fuelled by strong demand for accommodation across the country.
The Australian Institute of Hoteliers revealed today that more than 30 per cent of hotels on the mainland have reached a new top occupancy point, which is equivalent to five more days of occupancy per year, as well as higher rents.
«Hotel occupancy rates on Tasmania have now surpassed the previous record as hotels in the state are selling out, which is also encouraging business activity across the Tasman and beyond,» Mr AICHE chief executive David Chua said.
«We see a renewed sense of entrepreneurial spirit among Tasmanians, and many of the new entrants, who believe they’re the next big thing.»
The hotel group has compiled information from survey results and industry-wide trends into its hotel and rental report, which covers the past year.
In a statement, Mr Chua said the data «shows strong growth in occupancy rates across the Tasman and overseas markets, which suggest the market is set for stronger growth in the future».
«Houses are being prepared, occupancy rates are up to 10 per cent, hotel prices are rising, and demand for accommodation continues to be high,» Mr Chua said.
«The most attractive new hotel operators are looking to invest in the sector, building on the reputation and reputation of existing industry leaders to build on the performance and success of the new entrants who are stepping into the market.»
Mr Chua said hotels on the mainland have been investing heavily in infrastructure and training, while a recent $3바카라사이트 billion commitment by hotel chain Wyndham Group to develop Tasmania as a new regional hub was aimed at providing opportunities fo더킹카지노r visitors to the state.
But the AICHE chief executive said more work would be needed to address the problems experienced by Tasmania’s largest hotel chain, in particular the long wait times experienced by those trying to book rooms.
«The wait times are much longer for first timers, especially for people who are first time travellers to Australia,» Mr Chua said.
«It’s something that should be looked at because we do have the highest waiting times in the country for hotels.»
More work needed on supply side
He said the supply-side issues faced by Tasmania needed to be addressed if Tasmania were to achieve strong growth.
«We also have a very serious issue of not enough hotel rooms available, especially to Tasmanian