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Tourism Council WA chief executive officer Evan Hall. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Hotel occupancy rates tumble

The tourism industry has called for the state government to do more to take advantage of a sharp fall in occupancy and room rates in the state's accommodation sector. 

Accommodation occupancy rates in Western Australia fell from 68 per cent in the June 2013 quarter to 63 per cent in the June 2014 quarter, while the average room rate fell from $191 to $184, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today show.

Tourism Council WA chief executive Evan Hall said the state government needed to commit to its election promise of contributing $24 million to tourism marketing.

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Gooseberry Hill
If the Hotels drop their prices to realistic levels and dont charge for Wi Fi, Parking and bottled water then they would get far more people staying. People know they are being ripped off after staying overseas.

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