TravelCLICK's eMonitor results for the third quarter of 2006 show a 5.7 percent increase over the third quarter of 2005 in room nights booked electronically through the Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and key Internet sites for the Middle East. Worldwide electronic room nights also increased, up 5.2 percent for the third quarter of 2006. The Average Daily Rate (ADR) for hotels in the Middle East was $187.39, an increase of 4.9 percent over the third quarter of 2005. This increase falls short of the 9.1 percent worldwide growth in ADR.
eMonitor results are compiled from TravelCLICK's comprehensive database, which is the exclusive source of hotel industry electronic distribution data from the Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan GDS. TravelCLICK's eMonitor also includes hotel bookings made through third-party travel Internet websites powered by Pegasus Solutions.
Electronic Room Night Bookings for the Middle East - Q3 2006
Top Middle East Destination Markets - Q3 2006
The top 10 destination markets based on electronic room nights, in order, were: :
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