However, committed occupancy* and average daily rates (ADR) for the fourth quarter of 2016 are showing signs of growth for both group and transient travel, according to new data from TravelClick’s August 2016 North American Hospitality Review (NAHR). “We’re beginning to see an emerging trend with prolonged weakness in new reservation commitments,” said John Hach, TravelClick’s senior industry analyst. “The current slowdown began in June 2016 and is continuing well into August. While overall year-over-year variances remain positive, there is notable deceleration within the group and weekday transient negotiated segments that carry the risk of lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) performance in the third quarter of 2016.” For the next 12 months (August 2016 – July 2017), transient bookings are up 3.5 percent year-over-year, and ADR for this segment is slightly up 1.7 percent. When broken down further, the transient leisure (discount, qualified and wholesale) segment is showing occupancy gains of 5.3 percent, with ADR gains of 2.0 percent. The transient business (negotiated and retail) segment is nearly flat, down -0.6 percent, but ADR is up 2.0 percent. Lastly, group bookings are up 5.2 percent in committed room nights over the same time last year, and ADR is up 3.1 percent. Get the full story at TravelClick