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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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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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TRA Quarterly Issue 1: September 2012

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) is now producing quarterly updates with the first issue published in January. The update provides a summary of how the tourism industry has  performed during the previous quarter. The report also includes a range of TRA publications such as the International Visitor Survey (IVS), National Visitor Survey...
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Sydney’s hotel drought to worsen

 The Australian, 6 December 2012 BUSINESS executives and holidaymakers are in for further room-rate hikes in Sydney next year, as developers continue to buy city hotels for residential or commercial conversion. The sale of the Mercure Potts Point in Kings Cross to Iris Capital is likely to see the 227-room...
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Hotel RevPAR to stagnate over next 3yrs

Property Council of Australia, 27 August 2012   Over the next three years the overall Australian hotel market will experience continued room occupancy growth, to a stabilised rate of around 66 to 67 percent, according to the AHS Advisory Hotel Performance Outlook – August 2012. According to the outlook, occupancy...
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Perth outperforms hotel rivals by a country mile

Checking In: The Australian, 25 August 2012   Casual observers of city hotel rates would find it difficult to comprehend the inconsistencies in performance between each capital. While Perth recorded an unprecedented 17 per cent growth in hotel revenue per available room last year, Sydney achieved just 7.2 per cent...
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Hotels shrug off winter doldrums

The Australian, 23 August 2012   Perth will supersede Sydney and Melbourne as Australia’s most expensive hotel capital, while Brisbane will beat Melbourne over the next three years, analysts said yesterday. Perth’s hotels will command an average of $260 a night, Sydney’s will attract $220, while Melbourne’s room rates will...
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Hotel Market Performance Outlook – August 2012

AHS Advisory has been producing hotel market outlook reports since 2002.  We have hosted many presentations and gatherings, with the objective of informing and educating hoteliers on the outlook for markets, and the potential opportunities that exist to maximise revenue growth for hotels. There is no doubt that our forecasts...
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Hotels | Boutique v big – the lines are blurring

The Australian Financial Review, 3 August 2012 For contemporary travellers, choosing where to stay means weighing up what you require versus what you desire. And it seems desire is winning out as there is a surge of people picking accommodation outside the mainstream. But at what cost? “Sophisticated travellers are...
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