TravelClick: North America set for growth

TravelClick’s October 2011 North American Hospitality Review indicates that North America is continuing to see strong growth in bookings over the next year.

For the next 12 months, committed occupancy is up 4.9% year-on-year, ADR is up 4% and RevPAR is up 6.5% across the continent.

In the U.S., the five strongest travel markets are Detroit with 22.1% committed occupancy growth, Charlotte, North Carolina with 20.4%, Houston with 15.9%, Seattle with 15.9% and Philadelphia with 15.1%.

The five weakest travel markets are with committed occupancy declines are Minneapolis-St. Paul with 8.6%, Denver with 8.2%, Dallas with 3.6%, Honolulu with 3.2% and Phoenix with 2%.

“While there is much uncertainty regarding where the overall economy is headed, hotel industry performance over the remainder of 2011 and heading into 2012 continues to look strong,” said Tim Hart, executive vice president of business intelligence at TravelClick.