Bed of nails: Rising external competition has constrained industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Bed and Breakfast Accommodation market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Intense competition from home-sharing networks has constrained industry revenue growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Bed and Breakfast (B&B) Accommodation industry have faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Rising competition from other types of accommodation, such as motels and backpacker hostels, has limited industry growth over this period. In particular, home-sharing networks such as Airbnb have put significant pressure on B&B operators to reduce prices to remain competitive. In addition, a range of accommodation options have become increasingly available to book online through aggregator websites, which have improved the transparency of prices for consumers and put further pressure on operators to lower prices. Consequently, industry-wide profitability has declined over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 0.3%...

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    What is the Bed and Breakfast Accommodation industry?

    The spread of bed and breakfast (B&B) establishments throughout Australia largely follows population density, and economic and tourist activity. The eastern seaboard states account for the vast majority of both population and tourism activity in Australia. Consequently, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria are forecast to collectively account for over 75% of industry establishments. Many B&Bs are located across the outer-city regions of these states, due to strong competition in inner-city locations from alternative forms of accommodation, such as hotels and motels.

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    Additional Insights for the Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Proximity to tourism sites
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic tourist visitor nights and International tourist visitor nights in the Bed and Breakfast Accommodation industry impact industry performance..

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    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic tourist visitor nights
  • International tourist visitor nights
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • External competition
  • Tourism trends
  • Economic conditions
  • Participation and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Tourism outlook
  • Competitive pressures
  • Participation and profit
  • Table: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Travel Agency and Tour Arrangement Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Furniture Retailing
  • House Construction
  • Multi-Unit Apartment and Townhouse Construction
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Other
  • Laundry
  • Chart: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Domestic holiday-makers
  • International holiday-makers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Aggregator Website
  • An online and retail entity that collects and collates information on a range of accommodations, presenting them to potential tenants.
  • Airbnb
  • A website that enables people to rent and lease short-term lodgings to domestic and international tourists.
  • Inbound Tourism
  • Non-residents travelling to Australia from a country outside of Australia. For example, a Chinese traveller arriving in Australia can be classified as a form of inbound tourism.
  • Sublet
  • The lease of a property by a tenant to a subtenant, with the owner of the residence not involved in the transaction.
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