Both booking volume and average daily rates were up year over year in each month of the quarter, particularly in March, which benefited from the Passover and Easter holidays occurring in April this year, Pegasus reported in the Pegasus View. Even aside from that consideration, Pegasus noted that "business travel demand is experiencing a steady rise." The report added that "trip length still seems to be contained to help control costs and keep travel return on investment in check." The average trip length for GDS bookings during the quarter was 2.17 days, marginally higher than the average length in the first quarter of 2013. Regionally, net GDS reservations during the quarter were up 5.4 percent in Europe, about flat in Asia, Africa and Oceania and down in the Americas: a 4.6 percent decrease in North America and a 3 percent decrease in South America. ADR on GDS bookings increased 3.7 percent in North America, were about flat in Asia, Africa and Oceania and decreased slightly in both Europe and South America. GDS bookings for upcoming months as of March are up 4.7 percent for May but are down in April, June and July, putting bookings for that entire period at about the same level as a year prior, according to Pegasus. ADR for that period is trending 5 percent higher than last year. Download the full report at Pegasus Solutions (PDF 1.2 MB)