, GDS (used by travel agents) and hotel direct (calls directly to the hotel and walk-ins) also increased year-over-year by 8.1 percent, 5.7 percent, and 4.4 percent, respectively. The one channel which experienced a decrease in bookings in Q2 was the CRS channel (calls to a hotel's 800-number), which decreased -4.3 percent from a year ago. Average daily rates (ADR) in Q2 across all channels grew 3.4 percent compared to last year. The OTA channel had the highest ADR growth of 9.8 percent. Additional channels that showed growth include: CRS, up 3.7 percent, hotel direct which is up 3.2 percent, GDS which is up by 2.6 percent and which is up 2.3 percent. In Q3, OTA ADR is currently tracking ahead by 9.1 percent. ADR for the third quarter is also growing for the other channels, up 5.0 percent for the CRS channel, 4.7 percent for the hotel direct channel, 2.7 percent for the GDS channel and 2.7 percent for Get the full story at TravelClick