TravelClick's optimistic forecast is based in large part on a strong third quarter: Overall, U.S. hotels experienced a 4.7 percent, 4.5 percent, and 9.6 percent increase in ADR, reserved occupancy, and revenue per available room (RevPAR), respectively, in the third quarter. For the group segment, specifically, ADR, reserved occupancy, and RevPAR grew 2.6 percent, 6.5 percent, and 9.4 percent, respectively, during the same period. For the transient business segment, they grew 4.9 percent, 4.8 percent, and 10.2 percent. "While the summer months are typically known to be a strong leisure segment period, the business segment has also seen positive gains," Hatch continued. "This is indicative of a growing economy and it is a welcomed revenue stream for hoteliers in the U.S." Get the full story at Successful Meetings Read also "U.S. hotels experience strong growth in both leisure and business bookings"