Accommodation statistics up in August

2010-10-25 09:39

Total income for the accommodation industry in August 2010 increased by 3% compared with August 2009, Statistics SA said today.

For the three months to August 2010, total income for the accommodation industry increased 26.7% compared with the three months to August 2009.

The Pretoria-based agency said income from accommodation in August 2010 increased 1.1% compared with August 2009.

For the three months to August 2010, income from accommodation increased by 39.5% compared with the three months to August 2009.

“This increase was due to an increase of 3.3% in the number of stay unit nights sold and an increase of 35% in the average income per stay unit night sold during the same period.”

The number of stay units available in August 2010 increased by 2.5% compared with August 2009.

For the three months to August 2010, the number of stay units available increased by 2.8% compared with the three months to August 2009.

Statistics SA said the number of stay unit nights sold in August 2010 decreased by 4.3% compared with August 2009.

For the three months to August 2010, the number of stay unit nights sold increased by 3.3% compared with the three months to August 2009.

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