“Group sales were a disappointment through the first three quarters of the year,” said Tim Hart, executive vice president, business intelligence, TravelClick. “However, recent group sales pace (new commitments added over the last month), has been quite strong, improving the group segment outlook not only heading into 2014 but also for the fourth quarter as well.” For the next 12 months (November 2013 - October 2014), overall committed occupancy* is up 8.4 percent when compared with the same time last year. ADR is up 3.5 percent based on reservations currently on the books. Transient bookings are up 6.9 percent year-over-year and ADR for this segment is up 4.3 percent. The transient leisure segment is showing occupancy gains of 7.7 percent and ADR gains of 3.7 percent. The transient business segment is showing occupancy gains of 6.1 percent and a 5.4 percent rise in ADR. Group segment occupancy is ahead by 8.9 percent and ADR is up 1.8 percent, compared to the same time last year. Get the full story at TravelClick