FBoS Release No. 67, 2015
13th October, 2015

Findings from the Quarter 2, 2015 survey of Licensed Hotels, Resorts and Lodging Houses are presented in this release.

Key Figures:

Table 1


Licensed Accommodation Qtr 2, 2015 Qtr 2, 2014 Percentage Change

Compared to Quarter 2, 2014

  • The number of Rooms Available increased by 1.9% (17,771).
  • The number of Rooms Sold increased by 8.8% (41,134).
  • The Room Occupancy Rate increased by 3.4 percentage points to 53.5%.
  • Both Beds Available and Beds sold increased by 1.7% and 5.7% respectively.
  • The Bed Occupancy Rate increased by 1.9 percentage points to 47.5%.
  • Takings from Accommodation, Sales of Food, Liquor, Telephone and Other Miscellaneous Charges totaled $242.4 million, an increase of 11.1%.
  • Paid Employment in Hotels increased by 5.9%.

Figure 1


Figure 1; Key Points

  • The Room Occupancy Rate slightly increased to 53.5% from 50.1% in the same period last year.
  • The Quarter 2 Room Occupancy Rate for the last 6 years has been in the range of 44.1% to 53.5%.

Map 1: Room Occupancy Rate (%), Quarter 2, 2013 -2015


Map 1: Key Points

  • The Quarter 2, 2015 Room Occupancy Rates in all the Areas recorded slight increases compared to a year earlier.
  • Quarter 2, 2015 data shows that the Coral Coast and Nadi Areas recorded the highest Occupancy Rate.

Map 2: Visitors by Country and by Area, Quarter 2, 2015


Map 2: Key Points for Quarter 2, 2015

The Coral Coast and Nadi Area had the highest number of Australian visitors.

A large number of visitors from the United States of America stayed at Hotels in the North and Other Islands.

Visitors staying in Hotels in the Suva Area were mainly from Japan and Other Pacific Islands.

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For further enquiries please contact Mr. Asaeli Tubakibau on 3230821 or email .

Provisional Hotels and Other Tourist Accommodation Quarter 3, 2015 will be released on the 31st December, 2015.