While leisure transient (individual) booking pace decreased slightly -1.0 percent, transient business increased 1.6 percent, indicating that the scare did not deter individual business travelers. The positive momentum experienced earlier this year continues well into the final months of 2014, especially with new group reservations pace increasing by 10.5 percent over the past month. “Despite global travel concerns over Ebola, the hotel sector continues to grow and we expect this trend to continue through the rest of 2014 and into 2015,” said John Hach, Senior Vice President, Global Product Management at TravelClick. “Looking forward, TravelClick sees a real opportunity for capturing shorter term group business which should help bolster overall average daily rate (ADR) performance throughout 2015.” 12 Month Outlook (November 2014 – October 2015) For the next 12 months (November 2014 – October 2015), overall committed occupancy* is up 4.3 percent when compared to the same time last year. ADR is up 4.1 percent based on reservations currently on the books. Transient bookings are up 3.6 percent year-over-year and ADR for this segment is up 5.0 percent. When broken down further, the transient leisure (discount, qualified and wholesale) segment is showing occupancy gains of 3.2 percent and ADR gains of 5.0 percent. Transient business (negotiated and retail) segment occupancy is up 4.5 percent and ADR is up 4.9 percent. Group segment occupancy is ahead by 4.7 percent and ADR is up 2.1 percent, compared to the same time last year. Get the full story at TravelClick