Electronic Hotel Room Bookings Increased 5.5% in Europe in Q1

reported today that the number of European hotel room nights booked electronically in the first quarter of 2003 increased 5.5% in comparison to the room nights booked in the same period last year, slightly more than the worldwide growth of 4.6%.

Caption: Jan Tissera
, vice president of international sales for TravelCLICK

The report is based on rooms booked electronically through the Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and key Internet travel sites.
The average daily rate (ADR) for European hotels for first quarter was $150.58, showing a 12.7% improvement over the same quarter last year.
The results were compiled from TravelCLICK`s comprehensive database, which is the exclusive source of hotel industry electronic distribution data from the Amadeus, Galileo, Worldspan, and Sabre GDSs. TravelCLICK`s data now also includes consumer online hotel bookings made through key Internet travel sites powered by Pegasus Solutions.
Top Ten European Destination Markets and Electronic Hotel Bookings - First Quarter

The top 10 destination markets based on electronic room night bookings in Europe during the first quarter of 2003 were, in order:

1. London

2. Paris

3. Frankfurt

4. Amsterdam

5. Stockholm

6. Madrid

7. Brussels

8. Munich

9. Oslo

10. Milan

“Nine of the top ten cities experienced double-digit growth in ADR compared to the same quarter last year, due in part to the strength of the euro over the dollar,” said Jan Tissera
, vice president of international sales for TravelCLICK. “Stockholm and Brussels showed double-digit growth in room nights as well, at 12.6% and 10.7% respectively.”
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