According to an upcoming Global Edition report, OTA hotel bookings are projected to grow 15% in 2014, outpacing hotel website gains for the third consecutive year. OTAs' share of the online hotel market will increase to 48%, up from 46% in 2012. "OTAs have leveraged the return of deal-hungry, mid-market hotel shoppers to reverse the recent shift in favor of suppliers and replace revenue lost to airline-direct bookings," says Phocuswright research analyst Maggie Rauch. "A strong hotel market, paired with improving air sales and an early advantage in capturing mobile travel bookings, is boosting the outlook for intermediaries." Hotel and lodging will comprise a growing share of OTA revenues, increasing from 44% of U.S. domestic OTA gross bookings in 2012 to 51% in 2016. OTA hotel bookings via the mobile channel – a key driver of overall mobile bookings growth – will contribute to those gains. In 2014, mobile will account for nearly one quarter of OTA hotel bookings, compared to 11% of hotel website bookings. Related Link: Phocuswright's U.S. Online Travel Overview Fourteenth Edition