Jump in Asia-Pacific online hotel bookings

PEGASUS Solutions reports a big increase in leisure-focused ADS hotel bookings in Asia-Pacific for January to April (19%). This, however, may be a correction as it follows a 15% fall in the same period last year.

Average room rate still lags bookings growth (3%), which may indicate resistance in the market to rate increases. But it also follows a sizeable growth last year during the same period (13%).

Overall revenue  looks comfortable, growing near 24%. That compares with just 1% during the same period last year.

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*Alternative distribution system (ADS) channel, which is used mostly for leisure travel. This consists of purely Internet bookings, including non-GDS online third-party channels or OTAs primarily used by consumers. Notes: Includes Africa. Source: Pegasus Solutions

This article was first published in TTG Asia, June 29, 2012 issue, on page 10. To read more, please view our digital edition or click here to subscribe.

Reporting by Murray Bailey

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