reported today that Asia-Pacific region room nights booked electronically through the Global Distribution Systems (GDS) was up 30% in the fourth quarter of 2002 compared to the prior year period. In comparison, GDS worldwide room nights increased 8% for fourth quarter of 2002 versus fourth quarter 2001.
Caption: Jan Tissera
Divisional VP, International Sales - TravelCLICK
The average daily rate (ADR) for the Asia-Pacific region was $123.91, an improvement of 3.3% over the same quarter last year.
The Asia-Pacific region also outperformed worldwide hotel GDS e-Commerce for the full year 2002, with an increase in hotel room nights of 13.5% over 2001, compared to a 0.9% decline in worldwide GDS room nights.
TravelCLICK’s reports are compiled from its comprehensive database, which is the exclusive source of hotel industry electronic distribution data from the Abacus/Infini, Axess, Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, and Worldspan GDS. TravelCLICK`s data also includes consumer online GDS hotel bookings made through many of the major Internet travel sites.
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