The last quarter of 2016 shows positive, but tepid, growth across the board, with the group and transient leisure segments experiencing strong revenue per available room (RevPAR) growth at 2.8 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively. “The last two quarters of 2016 have been challenging for North American hoteliers as we have seen inconsistent reservation pace and sporadic business demand,” said John Hach, TravelClick’s senior industry analyst. “However, over the last two months, we are seeing a material improvement on both transient and group bookings that indicate that North America hospitality will be off to a much brighter start in 2017.” For the next 12 months (December 2016 – November 2017), transient bookings are up 4.0 percent year-over-year, and ADR for this segment is up 2.7 percent. When broken down further, the transient leisure (discount, qualified and wholesale) segment is showing occupancy gains of 2.8 percent with ADR gains of 3.0 percent. The transient business (negotiated and retail) segment is up 4.1 percent, and ADR is up 2.0 percent. Lastly, group bookings are up 2.8 percent in committed room nights over the same time last year, and ADR is up 2.4 percent. Get the full story at TravelClick