REBusiness Online – Group Bookings Brighten Hotel Outlook for 2017

Eric Oppegaard


By Kristin Hiller

NEW YORK CITY — Committed occupancy and average daily rates (ADR) for the first quarter of 2017 are showing major signs of growth in the hotel sector. Group travel is leading the way despite the continuing lag in transient booking pace in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to new data from TravelClick’s November 2016 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR).

TravelClick defines a transient traveler as an individual business or leisure traveler. Transient booking pace is the rate by which these travelers book their reservations. Committed occupancy is defined as the sum of transient rooms and group rooms committed divided by capacity.

The November NAHR looks at group sales commitments and individual reservations in the 25 major North American markets for hotel stays that are booked by Nov. 1, 2016, from the period of November 2016 to October 2017.

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