Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Chinese New Year

I don't remember Chinese New Year having this much of an effect in the past but that's the main reason hotels are giving as to why they're so busy this week. Sydney is full, Perth is full and Melbourne is virtually full.

February/March is also one of the peak corporate travel seasons as businesses begin travelling (after the quiet month that is January) so it sometimes doesn't need a specific major event for the hotels to fill. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sydney at it again

Sydney hotels' busiest times of the year are February/March and November. Last year, November was huge for Sydney hotels and the momentum has definitely continued in to this year.

February/March sees a lot of concerts, concerts, festivals, cruise ships and many other things happening in Sydney. This all means good things for the hotels, not so good for people looking for availability at reasonable rates.

Things started to pick up last week and the city was close to filling, this week is huge and next week is even worse! The lesson is, if you need to travel to Sydney during their peak times, make sure you book at least two weeks in advance otherwise rates will be a lot higher than expected.