If you want to stay in Sydney for Christmas and New Years period, you had better book your room as soon as possible. Corporate customers have booked most of the rooms at the city’s biggest and most popular lodgings.
Some of Australia’s largest hotel and serviced apartment operators are already fully booked. Business travellers catching up on work before the Christmas holidays have filled all the rooms, putting a strangle hold on availability.
Operators have reported similar low rates of vacancy, which means last-minute travellers will have are going to have a difficult time finding a place to stay.
The good news is that many of the hotels will empty out as Christmas approaches. Therefore it might be a good idea to delay your trip to Sydney or Melbourne until a week before Christmas. Most of the business travellers will head home during that period, and some rooms might open up.