Overall, ADR is up 0.8 percent and committed occupancy* is up 4.4 percent in the fourth quarter. Additionally, the group and transient segments show particularly strong gains in bookings, up 4.5 percent and 4.4 percent respectively. Transient leisure travel is the exception, with ADR slightly down -0.5 percent; however, bookings for this segment are up an impressive 6.4 percent. “Heading into the final months of the year, the latest data is showing a positive shift that will break the ongoing trend of inconsistent booking growth that has loomed over most of 2017,” said John Hach, TravelClick’s senior industry analyst. “As a result, North American hoteliers now have viable opportunities to capture local demand and become less reliant on raising rates to increase revenue per available room (RevPAR).” Get the full story at TravelClick