Victorian accommodation takings, room nights occupied and employment in the sector rose in the June quarter, according to latest research from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Tourist Accommodation Survey shows overall takings for hotels, motels and serviced apartments rose to $384.2 million, a 2.2 per cent increase on the same quarter of last year.
Takings in regional Victoria exceeded the state average, up 2.7 per cent to $80.7 million.
Occupied room nights across the state rose by 1.2 per cent to 2.4 million, however in regional Victoria the numbers fell by 1.4 per cent to 628,900.
Employment in the sector rose by 2.4 per cent from the June 2011 quarter to 23,006 people.
The research includes hotels, motels and serviced apartments with 15 rooms or more.
For further information on the results, visit the Tourism Victoria website.