Hotels earn $85m more in 2004


Hotels and other tourist accommodation earned $396.1million last year, an $85.6m jump over 2003.

The Bureau of Statistics said the last quarter of 2004 saw a 24.8 per cent jump over the same period in 2003 with hotels earning $107m from accommodation, sales of food, liquor, telephone and other charges.

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It said most visitors during the peak period came from Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.

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