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North American hoteliers close out Q2 with strong bookings and rates

North_American_hoteliersTravelClick, a leading global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, has released new data from the Company’s June 2018 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). According to this data, North American hoteliers are continuing to experience upticks across all travel segments in the second quarter of 2018, up 2.5 per cent in average daily rates (ADR), 1.4 per cent in bookings and 4.0 per cent in revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to the same period last year.

Furthermore, the group and transient business travel segments are helping to drive this growth in Q2, up an impressive 6.5 per cent and 5.5 per cent in RevPAR, respectively, over Q2 2017. Additionally, ADR for group travel is up 2.9 per cent, with bookings up 3.5 per cent, and transient business travel is up 3.1 per cent in ADR, with a 2.4 per cent increase in bookings.

“June 2018 advance reservation increases are continuing to bolster confidence in the strong hotel booking growth that’s set to carry throughout the remainder of 2018, and hopefully into the next year,” said John Hach, Senior Industry Analyst, TravelClick. “Unlike recent previous years, we are seeing steady advance booking growth, especially in business and transient channels, representing the best opportunity within the past three years for hoteliers to capitalize on the growth that’s occurring during the peak summer travel season.”

Twelve-month outlook (June 2018 – May 2019)

For the next 12 months (June 2018 – May 2019), transient bookings are up 2.8 per cent year-over-year, and ADR for this segment is also up 2.8 per cent. When broken down further, the transient leisure (discount, qualified and wholesale) segment is up 2.2 per cent in bookings, and ADR is up 2.5 per cent. Additionally, the transient business (negotiated and retail) segment is up 3.1 per cent in bookings and 3.3 per cent in ADR. Lastly, group bookings are up 1.7 per cent in committed room nights* over the same time last year, and ADR is up 1.8 per cent.

“While preparing for the second half of 2018, it’s important to remember that there will be both winners and losers as hoteliers aim to capture bookings,” added Hach. “With this in mind, hoteliers still need to invest in advertising to reach potential guests to fully capitalise on this rising tide.”

NAHR Second Quarter 2018 Outlook
ADR Reserved Occupancy RevPAR
All Travel Segments + 2.5% + 1.4% + 4.0%
Group Only + 2.9% + 3.5% + 6.5%
Transient Only (Business + Leisure) + 2.3% + 0.7% + 3.0%
Transient Business + 3.1% + 2.4% + 5.5%
Transient Leisure + 1.4% – 1.2% + 0.2%
Source: TravelClick


NAHR Third Quarter 2018 Outlook
ADR Committed Occupancy
All Travel Segments + 2.4% + 2.5%
Group Only + 0.8% + 1.3%
Transient Only (Business + Leisure) + 2.9% + 4.4%
Transient Business + 3.9% + 4.7%
Transient Leisure + 2.5% + 4.0%
Source: TravelClick
*Committed Occupancy – (Transient rooms reserved + group rooms committed) / capacity
The June NAHR looks at group sales commitments and individual reservations in the 25 major North American markets for hotel stays that are booked by June 1, 2018, from the period of June 2018 – May 2019.
The second quarter of 2018 combines historical data from April to May and forward-looking data from June.

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