The GDS channel posted ADR growth of 4.6% during the second quarter, according to data from TravelClick’s “North American distribution review.” That bested not only the OTAs (3.9% ADR growth) but also as well as central reservation offices, which house central reservations systems (both at 3.8%). “Interestingly, the GDS continues to demonstrate growth, especially with higher ADR bookings,” TravelClick’s John Hach noted in a news release. Here’s another case for the GDSes, among which Travelport, Amadeus and Sabre are the most highly billed performers: The channel accounted for 19.3% of all transient rooms sold during the second quarter. That’s behind only contributions from brands (29.1%) and bookings direct to hotel (e.g. calls to the property and walk-ins) at 22%. Get the full story at Hotel News Now