Group travel, however, is still showing signs of growth in the first quarter, with average daily rates (ADR) up 3.5 percent and occupancy up 1.5 percent. Overall ADR is up 2.0 percent based on reservations that are currently on the books for March 2017 through February 2018, growing in 21 of the top 25 North American markets. “The advance booking pace for March is disappointing, especially considering the annual spring reservation bounce that usually occurs during this time of year,” said John Hach, TravelClick’s senior industry analyst. “Additionally, even though group travel is holding strong in the first quarter, group, leisure and business travel continue to decline across many major markets.” Get the full story at TravelClick