released results for the top 10 destination markets in Europe, based on hotel room nights booked electronically through the global distribution systems (GDS) during the first quarter of 2002.
While London and Paris remained the two leading markets, Frankfurt moved up to the number three ranking. However, electronic booking growth for the European hospitality industry continued to be suppressed by the overall slowdown in global travel. Of the top 10 European cities, only Madrid and Barcelona showed growth over first quarter 2001 for room nights,
The results were compiled from TravelCLICK`s comprehensive database, which is the exclusive source of hotel industry electronic distribution data from the Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, and Worldspan GDSs. TravelCLICK`s data also includes consumer online GDS hotel bookings made through many of the major Internet travel sites, such as Expedia
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