As Australia’s leading commercial city and the gateway for most international travellers to Australia, the demand for hotel room nights in Sydney acts as a barometer for the general performance of the hotel industry across the country.
The Australian tourism industry had a difficult start to 2003, due to the hostilities in Iraq and the outbreak of SARS. This article reviews hotel performance for the 12 months to December 2003 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) is Australia's own tropical paradise. Located around Cairns, it includes the resort destinations of Palm Cove and Port Douglas and is home to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Rainforests.
Tourism is a unique industry. It can effectively create its own demand through the creation of attractions and provision of supporting infrastructure, following the "build it and they will come" approach.