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Rooms available increase while rooms sold decreases

By RANOBA BAOA More hotel rooms are now available, the Fiji Bureau of Statistics said in a report just released on quarter 2 this year. But the number of rooms
14 Oct 2012 10:16

By RANOBA BAOA

More hotel rooms are now available, the Fiji Bureau of Statistics said in a report just released on quarter 2 this year.
But the number of rooms sold compared to quarter 2 of the same period last year has decreased. According to the report, 77 hotels were part of the statistics which were categorised according to establishments.
The figures titled ‘Provisional Hotels and Tourist Accomodation Statistics, Quarter 2, 2012’ revealed that the number of rooms available increased by 0.8 per cent while the number of rooms sold had decreased by 2.3 per cent.
The figures revealed that quarter 2 of last year had sold 425,417 rooms compared to 415,539 in the 2012 quarter 2.
Despite the number of beds increasing by 0.8 per cent, the number of beds sold had decreased by 3.7 per cent.
Beds statistics revealed in 2011 of quarter 2, a total of 922,868 beds were sold but only 888,821 were sold in the same quarter this year.
The 2007 quarter 2 of room Occupancy rate which was 48.2 per cent had shown the highest in the past six years.
Room occupancy has decreased from 45.3 per cent  compared to 46.8 per cent of the same period last year.
Meanwhile in the comparison to the above, overall taking had decreased by 0.8 per cent compared to the same quarter last year, eventhough an increase in employment was 1.7 per cent in quarter 2.
Despite this paid employment in the hotel sector had increased by 1.7 per cent. Employment had increased from 11,578 in quarter 2 of last year to 11,772 in quarter 2 this year.




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