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The Top 10 European Destination Markets for
Total GDS Room Nights in 2004 Q1; 
Electronic Room Nights Grew 16.2% According to TravelCLICK
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CHICAGO (19 May, 2004) - TravelCLICK reported today that room night growth for the European region increased 16.2%, outperforming the worldwide hotel average growth of 9.5% in the first quarter of 2004 versus the first quarter of 2003. 

The average daily rate (ADR) for European hotels in the first quarter was $169.63, showing a 12.2% 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 also includes consumer online hotel bookings made through third-party travel Web sites powered by Pegasus Solutions. 

European and Worldwide Hotel GDS E-Commerce – First Quarter
 

Q4-2003 GDS Hotel e-Commerce
Room Nights
% Growth
Over Q1-2003
ADR
% Growth
Over Q1-2003
Total Europe
4,116,462
16.2%
$169.63 
12.2%
Total Worldwide
27,278,854
9.5%
$123.18
5.3%

Top Ten European Destination Markets and GDS Results for Hotels - First Quarter

The top 10 destination markets based on total GDS room nights in Europe during the first quarter of 2004 were, in order: 
 

Top 10 European Cities
Room Nights
% Growth
Over Q1-2003
ADR
% Growth
Over Q1-2003
1. LONDON
678,879
23.6%
$226.19
14.4%
2. PARIS
321,696
11.2%
$194.24
13.4%
3. FRANKFURT
136,527
8.2%
$177.07
5.6%
4. MADRID
114,419
23.5%
$161.80
8.3%
5. AMSTERDAM
111,424
2.6%
$179.52
9.7%
6. STOCKHOLM
98,776
8.1%
$179.63
8.7%
7. BRUSSELS
98,279
12.9%
$172.27
11.8%
8. MUNICH
93,289
8.7%
$157.29
12.4%
9. BARCELONA
71,708
25.0%
$157.73
12.6%
10. MILAN
70,679
10.7%
$228.17
13.5%

"Europe has started turning the corner all active indicators suggest the European hotel industry is on the rise for continued growth throughout 2004," said Jan Tissera, vice president of international sales for TravelCLICK.

To receive a free listing of first quarter results by top 50 cities worldwide in electronic bookings, please e-mail emonitor@travelclick.net. Up-to-date GDS hotel booking summaries by individual local market are always available for downloading on the 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



 
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