Business and Leisure Travelers Continue to Book More Hotel Reservations Online

Malaysia— May 14, 2016 — In the first quarter (Q1) 2015, online channels — which include Online Travel Agents (OTAs), hotel websites ( and global distribution systems (GDS) used by travel agents — continued to grow in popularity among individual business and leisure travelers, according to data from the

Average daily rates across all transient channels grew 2.3 percent in Q1, 2015 compared to the first quarter 2014. The OTA channel had the highest ADR growth with an increase of 4.1 percent. Additional channels that showed growth include: Hotel Direct, up 3.0% percent; up 2.6 percent; CRO up by 2.1 percent and up 1.7 percent.

Book Last Minute

There is a trick to book hotel with regard to shorter trips, like romantic weekend getaways as well as impromptu get-togethers with friends at the city. One should not waiting till your last minute in order to book a hotel room with the expensive international trip when there could be a major conference happening that results in a hotel room shortage. Last-minute booking apps similar to, in which is effective with hotels in order to negotiate deep discounts in unsold rooms, are a good starting point, AND ALSO numerous of your on the internet booking sites, just like Expedia AND Priceline, have his or her “Tonight” as well as “Deals Tonight” section.