PROVISIONAL HOTELS & TOURIST ACCOMMODATION - Quarter 3 2014

FBoS Release No.24, 2015                                                            

20th May, 2015


 

Findings from the Quarter 3, 2014 survey of Licensed Hotels, Resorts and Lodging Houses are presented in this release.

Key Figures:

Table 1

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Compared to Quarter 3, 2013

  • The number of Rooms Available increased by 0.8% (7,495). 
  • The number of Rooms Sold increased by 2.1% (11,379). 
  • The Room Occupancy Rate increased by 0.8 percentage points to 56.5%. 
  • Beds Available and Beds Sold both increased by 1.4% and 2.5% respectively. 
  • Bed Occupancy Rate increased by 0.5 percentage points to 52.5%. 
  • Takings from Accommodation, Sales of Food, Liquor, Telephone and Other Miscellaneous Charges totaled 273.4 million, an increase of 1.1%. 
  • Paid Employment in the Hotel Sector increased by 3.0%.

Figure 1

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Figure 1: Key Points

  • The Room Occupancy Rate slightly increased to 56.5% from 55.7% for the same period in 2013.

  • The Quarter 3 Room Occupancy Rate for the last 6 years has been in the range of (49.4%) to (56.5%).

Map 1: Room Occupancy Rate (%), Quarter 3, 2012 -2014

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Map 1:  Key Points

  • The Quarter 3, 2014 Room Occupancy Rates slightly increased in all areas when compared to Quarter 3, 2013 except for the Nadi Area.  
  • Third Quarter data for the Coral Coast area slightly increased from 68.0% in 2013 to 71.7% in 2014.
  • The Northern Area shows a slight increase since 2012 from 31.8% to 33.8% in 2014.

Map 2: Visitors by Country and by Area, Quarter 3, 2014

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Map 2: Key Points

  • Quarter 3, 2014 data shows that a large number of visitors recorded were from Australia, majority of which stayed in the Coral Coast.
  • Third Quarter data also shows that large number of visitors from the United States of America stayed specifically in the Northern Area and other islands including Kadavu.
  • Suva Area also recorded the highest number of visitors from other countries and majorities were from Japan and other Pacific Islands.

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