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Tourism Industry Trends Update, July 2013

Tourism & Transport Forum – 2013 Q1 Edition Australian Tourism Highlights International travel to Australia increased 4.9% in the year ending March, with 6.2 million visitors to our shores1. Outbound travel by Australians increased at a slower rate, up 4.2% over the same period to reach 8.3 million departures –...
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National Accommodation Barometer, 2012 Q4 Edition

The TTF-HOSTPLUS National Accommodation Barometer tracks key accommodation sector performance metrics across Australian capital cities and iconic tourism destinations.  The Barometer also highlights the performance of selected other regions, including beach holiday destinations, mining and resources areas, and wine tourism regions. Capital and Major Cities Growth in the Capital Cities Index eased...
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Australian Tourism Forecast, Issue 1, April 2013

Tourism Research Australia – Tourism Forecasting Committee Economic conditions remain mixed across a number of Australia’s key international markets, with strong growth in emerging markets accompanied by patchy recovery in advanced economies. Sovereign debt issues continue to undermine confidence in our traditional markets in Europe and beyond, though the US economy has...
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Parramatta reaches new heights with iconic Aspire Tower

AHS Advisory client Parramatta City Council has lodged a development application for the tallest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere – a 90-storey development on 160-182 Church Street, Parramatta. Costing an estimated $300 million, the Aspire Tower will reach a maximum height of 336 metres, featuring indoor gardens, bars, retail,...
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Review: the Hotel Price Index 2012 in GBP vs AUD

A comparison of the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index report in Pound Sterling versus the same report in Aussie Dollars throws up some interesting observations.  Katherine Stott-Wilson, Consultant at AHS Advisory in Sydney, reports: A continuing recovery worldwide saw a global increase of 3% in room rates when compared to 2011, however...
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A Guide to Hotel Investment in Brisbane

Brisbane Marketing’s investment attraction team, working closely with the State Government, through the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games (DTESB) launched the Guide to Hotel Investment in Brisbane to show international investors the opportunities available in Brisbane. The report estimates that Brisbane is losing around...
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Hotel Price Index 2012 by Hotels.com

The latest Hotel Price Index (HPI) by Hotels.com reports a 9% price increase for Australia (in GBP).  This shows how expensive Australia has become for overseas visitors, considering that the overall average room rate performance across Australia in Aussie dollars increased by only some 3.5% in 2012.   UPDATED: Click here...
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Destination Sydney, an AHS Advisory client, wins SICEEP bid

Congratulations to the Destination Sydney consortium, comprising AEG Ogden, Lend Lease, Capella Capital and Spotless, on winning the tender for the new Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP, www.siceep.com).   AHS Advisory provided the consortium with a detailed hotel supply and demand analysis and prepared feasibility assessments for the hotel...
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