Once again The Pegasus Solutions has released a comprehensive report that shows global GDS bookings growth over previous month for leisure and corporate travel.
June's global GDS results indicates that recovery is unfolding unevenly across the globe. This is mainly due to the outbreak of protests in the Middle-East and North Africa, where unrest still remains in some countries.
Despite all the challenges facing the international tourism sector, global GDS channel results reflect powerful recovery from the corporate and leisure fronts
According to the report, June delivered solid bookings growth for the second month in a row after the dip in April. Business travel on the one hand, determinedly moves ahead; June bookings still increased by +10.2% over 2010, on top of a greater than +25% increase achieved over 2009. On the other hand, leisure travel results shows a good start for summer vacation travel, actually, bookings have risen higher than those in June 2010 by an additional +7.3%.
Bookings across the globe show potential for growing at a pace of +15% over the summer, with possible stronger growth for the autumn conference season, ADR looks to continue solid growth over prior year through September, with the potential for easing up in October and November.
In the light of these results, one may ask, what hoteliers are planning for and what strategies are they going to adopt? Especially that the majority of hotels were undertaking major budget cuts since the economic downturn of 2007, for instance, in terms of labor and marketing budgets.
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