TravelCLICK reported today that the number
of European hotel room nights booked electronically in the third quarter
of 2003 increased 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. The average
daily rate (ADR) for the third quarter 2003 was up 6% year-over-year to
$161.92. Electronic bookings include room nights booked through both
Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and key Internet travel sites.
The results were compiled from TravelCLICK’s comprehensive database,
which is the exclusive source of hotel industry electronic distribution
data from Amadeus, Galileo, Worldspan and Sabre.
TravelCLICK’s data also includes consumer online hotel bookings made
through third party Internet travel sites powered by Pegasus Solutions.
Top Ten European Destination Markets and Electronic Hotel Bookings - Q3
The top 10 destination markets based on electronic room night bookings in
Europe during the third quarter of 2003 were, in order:
“Gateway cities such as Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris continue to be
negatively impacted by economic challenges affecting corporate travel,
especially travel from the United States,” said Jan Tissera, vice
president of international sales for TravelCLICK. “Meanwhile, the increase
in intra-European travel has contributed to the positive room night growth
for Madrid, Brussels, Barcelona and Stockholm. Based on recent trends,
we’re optimistic that more markets will experience gains in the fourth