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Hotels Experience Strong Growth in Both Leisure and Business Travel Bookings

Summer Months Show Uptick in Business Travel Activity.

Thursday, August 21, 2014
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NEW YORK – Hotels in major North American markets are continuing to experience steady growth in both rate and occupancy across all travel segments, according to data from the August 2014 TravelClick North American Hospitality Review (NAHR).

“While summer may be coming to an end, the hotel market has a ‘hot outlook’ for the winter months,” said John Hach, Senior Vice President, Global Product Management of TravelClick. “According to TravelClick’s data, hotels will continue to see healthy gains in demand and average daily rates (ADR) across all segments into the New Year.”

12 Month Outlook (August 2014 – July 2015)
For the next 12 months (August 2014 – July 2015), overall committed occupancy* is up 3.7 percent when compared to the same time last year. ADR is up 4.6 percent based on reservations currently on the books.

Transient bookings are up 4.3 percent year-over-year and ADR for this segment is up 5.4 percent. When broken down further, the transient leisure (discount, qualified and wholesale) segment is showing occupancy gains of 4.0 percent and ADR gains of 5.7 percent. Transient business (negotiated and retail) segment occupancy and ADR are both up 5.0 percent. Group segment occupancy is ahead by 3.2 percent and ADR is up 2.2 percent, compared to the same time last year.

Hach continued, “While the summer months are typically known to be a strong leisure segment period, the business segment has also seen positive gains. This is indicative of a growing economy and it is a welcomed revenue stream for hoteliers in the U.S.”

The August NAHR looks at group sales commitments and individual reservations in the 25 major North American markets for hotel stays that are booked by July 27, 2014 from the period of August 2014 to July 2015.
*Committed Occupancy – Transient rooms reserved + group rooms committed)/capacity
**Reserved Occupancy – Total number of rooms reserved/capacity
The Third quarter combines historical data (July) forward looking data (August - September)

About TravelClick, Inc.
TravelClick (www.TravelClick.com) provides innovative cloud-based solutions for hotels around the globe to grow their revenue, reduce costs and improve performance. TravelClick offers hotels world-class reservation solutions, business intelligence products, and comprehensive media and marketing solutions to help hotels grow their business. With local experts around the globe, we help more than 38,000 hotel clients in over 160 countries drive profitable room reservations through better revenue management decisions, proven reservation technology and innovative marketing. Since 1999, TravelClick has helped hotels leverage the web to effectively navigate the complex global distribution landscape. TravelClick has offices in New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Barcelona, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Melbourne, Orlando, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo. Follow us on www.twitter.com/TravelClick and www.facebook.com/TravelClick.

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