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The Top 10 Asia-Pacific Destination Markets for Total GDS
Room Nights in Asia-Pacific in 2004 Q1; 
Electronic Room Nights Grew 26% According to TravelCLICK
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CHICAGO (19 May, 2004) - TravelCLICK reported today that Asia-Pacific region room nights booked electronically through the Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and key Internet sites increased 25.8% in the first quarter of 2004 compared to the prior year period. In comparison, GDS worldwide room nights increased 9.5% for first quarter of 2004 versus first quarter of 2003. 

The average daily rate (ADR) for the Asia-Pacific region was $136.29, an improvement of 11.5% over the same quarter last year. 

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 hotel bookings made through third-party travel Web sites powered by Pegasus Solutions. 

First Quarter GDS Results for Asia -Pacific
 

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Room Nights
% Growth
Over Q1-2003
ADR
% Growth
Over Q1-2003
Total Asia/Pacific
1,445,139
25.8%
$136.29 
11.5%
Total Worldwide
27,278,854
9.5%
$123.18
5.3%

Top Asia-Pacific Destination Markets - First Quarter

The top 10 destination markets for total GDS room nights in Asia-Pacific during the first quarter of 2004 were, in order: 
 

Top 10 Asia/Pacific Cities
Room Nights
% Change
Over Q1-2003
ADR
% Change
Over Q1-2003
1. SYDNEY
175,263
17.2%
$149.51
27.4%
2. HONG KONG
116,995
24.2%
$173.48
7.1%
3. MELBOURNE
114,882
19.6%
$131.91
21.9%
4. SINGAPORE
114,679
22.3%
$119.39
3.5%
5. TOKYO
112,050
16.4%
$194.66
10.0%
6. SHANGHAI
67,695
38.8%
$139.46
3.4%
7. BRISBANE
53,063
19.5%
$112.28
30.4%
8. BEIJING
51,308
26.0%
$114.23
2.5%
9. SEOUL
46,785
19.6%
$175.65
2.0%
10. PERTH
46,196
19.9%
$108.92
28.3%

"All the top ten cities experienced double-digit growth in the first quarter of the year, after a turbulent year the future looks bright for the region," said Jan Tissera, vice president of international sales for TravelCLICK. "Shanghai experienced the most dramatic improvement over first quarter of last year, with 38.8% growth."

To receive a free listing of first quarter results by top 50 cities worldwide in electronic bookings, please e-mail emonitor@travelclick.net. GDS hotel booking summaries by individual local market are available for downloading on TravelCLICK's Web site at www.travelclick.net

About TravelCLICK

TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider of solutions that help hotels and other travel industry suppliers maximize profit from electronic distribution channels. TravelCLICK's competitive benchmarking reports provide hotels with price and booking performance information unavailable through any other source. The company's exclusive electronic marketing networks allow hotels and other travel related suppliers to target promotional messages to specific travel agents, consumers, and group meeting planners when they are booking travel. The company's portfolio of E-commerce solutions enables hotels to better execute strategies that increase business into their own Web sites. 

Established in 1996 and headquartered in the Chicago area, TravelCLICK operates in more than 140 countries around the world. The company has over 6,000 clients, including national and international companies such as Accor, Air France, Avis, Best Western International, British Airways, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Choice Hotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Grupo Posadas, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski Hotels & Resorts, Leading Hotels of the World, Loews Hotels, Lufthansa, Marriott International, NH Hotels, The Peninsula Group, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, SAS, The Savoy Group, Shangri-La Hotels, Sol Melia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Thistle Hotels, USAirways, Virgin Atlantic and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. 

 

 
Contact:
TravelCLICK
Kristina Paider
847.585.5238
kpaider@travelclick.net
www.travelclick.net

Stephanie Seacord
Leading Edge
135 Piscassic Road (PO Box 960)
Newfields NH 03856
T: 603-772-1835
F: 603-772-7066
stephanieseacord@msn.com



 
Also See: TravelCLICK Reports 9.5% Increase in Electronic Hotel Room Nights Worldwide in Q1; Surprisingly, Hotel Revenue from Travel Agents Increased by 13.3% Year-over-year / eMonitor Results / May 2004
TravelCLICK Reports 6.3% Increase in Electronic Hotel Room Nights Worldwide in Q4; Travel Agent Bookings Represent 40% Higher ADR than Consumer Internet Channel / eMonitor Results / February 2004
Major Hotel Chains Grew Internet Reservations by 34% in 2003; TravelCLICK Reports eTRAK Results from 30 Leading Brands / March 2004
TravelCLICK Names Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London E-Marketer of the Year / January 2004
Electronic Bookings Up 10.5% in Q3 for Hotels Worldwide; Consumer Internet Component up 51.6% / eMonitor Results / November 2003
Brand Sites Produce 67% of all Major Hotel Chain Internet Reservations / eTRAK Results / October 2003
Hotwire.com Joins TravelCLICK's Consumer Media Network / October 2003
Travel Agents Still Rely on GDS for Hotel Selection; 83% of GDS Terminals Receive Text Messaging/Advertising / Ray Cohen / October 2003
Hilton International Selects TravelCLICK’s RateVIEW / September 2003
TravelCLICK Clients Report High Satisfaction with RateVIEW On-Demand Rate Comparison Tool; Over 1400 Hotels Worldwide Utilize RateVIEW / August 2003
TravelCLICK Interactive Combines With iHotelier / June 2003
TravelCLICK Gives NYU Investment Conference Attendees Real-Time View of Their Properties’ Electronic Distribution Performance / May 2003
Worldwide Hotel Electronic Bookings Up 4.6% in Q1; TravelCLICK’s eMonitor Now Includes Third Party Internet Bookings from Pegasus / TravelCLICK eMonitor / May 2003
TravelCLICK Reports Recovery for Hotel Bookings on Internet and GDS since Onset of Iraq War - Company Issues Tips to Hotels: Don't Stay Quiet / April 2003
Strategic Hotel Capital Endorses TravelCLICK Products / April 2003
Cornell’s Center for Hospitality Research Partners with TravelCLICK to Help Hoteliers Improve Revenue Management Strategies / April 2003
Hotels Experienced Considerable Growth in Room Nights Booked Electronically Through the Global Distribution Systems in Q4; Luxury Segment Room Nights Booked Electronically Grow 21% / TravelCLICK eMonitor / Feb 2003
Electronic Bookings for Worldwide Hotel Industry Show Improvement - TravelCLICK Issues Third Quarter eMonitor / November 2002
Report on Electronic Bookings for Worldwide Hotel Industry Shows Luxury Segment Leads the Way to HotelRecovery in Q2 / TravelCLICK Issues Second Quarter eMonitor / Aug 2002
Room Nights Booked Electronically Down 10% from the First Quarter of 2001, Revenue Off 18% / eMonitor / June 2002
Worldwide Hotel Room Nights Booked Electronically Through the Global Distribution Systems Down 12% Versus 4th Qtr Last Year / eMonitor / Feb 2002


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