In Q2, 2014, the OTA channel (which includes Expedia, Priceline, Orbitz and Booking.com, etc.) experienced the largest jump in bookings, with a 12.8 percent increase in the second quarter compared to last year. Brand.com room night bookings increased year-over-year by 6.9 percent. The GDS channel grew 2.7 percent. Hotel Direct (calls directly to the property and walk-in customers) was flat at 0.3 percent from a year ago, and the CRS channel was slightly down, at -1.7 percent. Average daily rates (ADR) across all transient channels grew 3.7 percent in Q2, 2014 compared to the second quarter 2013. The OTA channel had the highest ADR growth with an increase of 10.7 percent. Additional channels that showed growth include: Hotel Direct, up 2.7% percent; GDS up 4.0 percent; CRO up by 2.1 percent and Brand.com up 3.9 percent. In Q3, 2014, OTA ADR is tracking ahead by 11.3 percent, based on reservations currently on the books. ADR for the third quarter is also growing for the other channels, up 4.7 percent for the GDS channel, 2.7 percent for the hotel direct channel, 3.8 percent for Brand.com and 2.0 percent for the CRO channel. Get the full story at TravelClick