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The Top 10 Asia-Pacific Destination Markets for Total GDS
Room Nights in Asia-Pacific in 2004 Q3; 
Electronic Room Nights Up 19.5%
CHICAGO (30 November 2004) – TravelCLICK reported today that Asia-Pacific room nights booked electronically through the Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and key Internet sites increased 19.5% in the third quarter of 2004 versus the same quarter last year. Worldwide electronic room nights also showed an increase of 5.8% for the third quarter of 2004 versus the third quarter of 2003. 

The average daily rate (ADR) for the Asia-Pacific region was $128.34, an increase of 8.8% versus 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 consumer online hotel bookings made through many of the major Internet travel sites, now including those powered by Pegasus Solutions.

Electronic Room Night Bookings for Asia-Pacific– Third Quarter, 2004
 

 
Room Nights
% Change Over 
Q3-2003
ADR
% Change Over 
Q3-2003
Total Asia/Pacific
1,581,039
19.5%
$128.34
8.8%
Total Worldwide
30,126,241
5.8%
$123.13
6.0%

Top Asia-Pacific Destination Markets - Third Quarter, 2004 

The top 10 destination markets based on electronic room night bookings in Asia-Pacific during the third quarter of 2004, in order, were:
 

Top 10 Asia/Pacific Cities – Q3-2004
Room Nights
% Change
Over Q3-2003
ADR
% Change
Over Q3-2003
1. Sydney
191,634
6.5%
$133.38
9.9%
2. Melbourne
139,709
9.9%
$117.64
5.6%
3. Singapore
120,514
23.7%
$115.32
7.7%
4. Hong Kong
115,418
31.8%
$170.79
13.1%
5. Tokyo
110,270
6.4%
$187.98
8.3%
6. Shanghai
83,095
64.0%
$140.13
9.9%
7. Beijing
68,413
60.0%
$118.35
8.1%
8. Brisbane
60,232
7.6%
$110.14
13.4%
9. Perth
55,267
10.8%
$99.93
9.6%
10. Bangkok
47,911
29.4%
$117.19
6.7%

"The Asia-Pacific region continues to recover from last year’s decline as all the markets experienced an increase in both room nights and ADR. Shanghai and Beijing both had very strong improvements in terms of percentage of growth in room nights," said Jan Tissera, vice president of international sales for TravelCLICK. 

To receive a free listing of third 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 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 profits from electronic distribution channels. The company’s iHotelier booking engine platform and website marketing programs enable hotels to better execute strategies that increase business into their own websites. TravelCLICK's competitive benchmarking reports provide hotels with price and booking performance information, and the company's exclusive electronic marketing networks allow hotels and other travel related suppliers to target promotional messages to specific travel agents and consumers when they are booking travel. 

Established in 1996 and headquartered in the Chicago area, TravelCLICK has over 7500 customers in more than 140 countries around the world.

 

 
Contact:

TravelCLICK
Marie Cabo, Marketing
847.585.5279
mcabo@travelclick.net
www.travelclick.net



 
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