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.
*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
Reporting by Murray Bailey