The growth is expected to continue through 2018, but 2019 may see slowing
By Ed Brock
NORTH AMERICAN HOTELS are seeing stable ADR and bookings across all travel segments as they enter the second half of 2018, according to travel data research company TravelClick’s August 2018 North American Hospitality Review. ADR increased 1.8 percent in the third quarter compared to the same time last year and bookings rose 0.51 percent.
The second half of 2018 has experienced stable rates and bookings across all travel segments—up 1.80 percent in average daily rates (ADR) and 0.51 percent in bookings in the third quarter when compared to the prior year, according to TravelClick’s August 2018 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). Group travel in Q3 is also up 1.81 percent in ADR and 0.50 percent in bookings, and the transient segment overall is up 1.80 percent in ADR and 0.52 percent in bookings in the same time period.
KATIE MORO, REGIONAL VP, DEMAND360 PARTNERSHIPS, TRAVELCLICK
Revenue management isn’t a topic that excites the majority of people, but TravelClick’s Katie Moro is the exception. Ten years after joining TravelClick as the first person hired to sell the Demand360 product, she still is “super passionate” about the topic. “The fact that I’m excited about it 10 years later, it definitely comes through,” she said. “When I’m on the phone with customers and I’m even just showing the product, I get so excited about what it can do for the hoteliers that it really shines through.”
Why Direct Booking Maximizes Data, Loyalty, and Profits
By Ellen Meyer
As hotels struggle with rising costs, many are redoubling efforts to have customers book direct to cut out not only the fees associated with OTAs, but also the relationships OTAs are able to form and leverage with the customers who are loyal to them.
TravelClick, a global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, announced Scenic Hotel Group, New Zealand’s largest locally owned hotel group, has adopted TravelClick’s award-winning iHotelier Booking Engine 4.0, part of TravelClick’s Central Reservations System (CRS).
e-Global Travel Media - Mangalis Hotel Group Adopts TravelClick’s Leading Reservations, Web and Media Solutions
TravelClick, a leading global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, today announced that Mangalis Hotel Group, the African-born hospitality group with its dynamic innovative brands Noom Hotels, Seen Hotels and Yaas Hotels, has selected TravelClick’s award-winning Reservations (iHotelier®), Web and Media Solutions to drive more revenue and maximize direct bookings as Mangalis continues its rapid expansion across Africa.
By Julie Sickel
Third-quarter bookings at North American hotels are stronger than at this same time last year for both the group and business transient travel segments, according to TravelClick. Group bookings are up 1.3 percent, and business transient is up 4.7 percent. In rate terms, group is a bit weaker; average daily rate is up 0.8 percent, while business transient ADR is up 3.9 percent.
eHotelier - TravelClick Unveils Latest Version of Hotel Loyalty Solution, Bringing “Reward and Redeem” to Hoteliers
TravelClick, a leading global provider of data and revenue-generating solutions for hoteliers, has announced the release of its latest version of TravelClick Loyalty that now includes “Reward and Redeem” options for its award-winning iHotelier® and Guest Management System platforms. This new feature allows hotels to create a cashback loyalty program with automated points redemption during the booking process. With this release, TravelClick continues to deliver the industry’s only solution that seamlessly offers a Central Reservations System (CRS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and loyalty solution on a single platform.
By Jason Q. Freed
In a hotel industry starved for innovation, it’s not surprising hospitality leaders on stage at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference focused much of their attention not on real estate opportunities but instead on how technology will continue to push the industry forward.