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Electronic Bookings for European
Hotels Increase 5.8% in Q3
CHICAGO (13 November, 2003)  -  TravelCLICK reported today that the number of European hotel  room nights booked  electronically in the third quarter of 2003  increased 5.8% compared to the same  quarter last year. The average  daily rate (ADR) for the third quarter 2003 was up 6% year-over-year  to $161.92. Electronic bookings include room nights booked  through both Global Distribution Systems (GDS) and key Internet travel sites.

The  results were compiled from  TravelCLICK's comprehensive database, which is the exclusive source of hotel industry electronic distribution data from Amadeus, Galileo, Worldspan and Sabre.

TravelCLICK's data also includes consumer online hotel bookings made through  third party Internet travel sites powered by Pegasus Solutions.

European  and Worldwide Hotel  E-Commerce -
Third Quarter 2003

Q3-2003
GDS Hotel e-Commerce
Room Nights %  Growth v Q3 '02 ADR % Growth v. Q3 '02
Total Europe 4,121,781 5.8%  $161.92 6.0%
Total Worldwide 30,893,940   10.5%   $112.82   -0.1%

Top Ten European  Destination Markets and  Electronic Hotel Bookings - Q3

The top 10 destination markets  based on electronic room night
bookings in Europe during the third  quarter of  2003 were,
in order:

Room Nights Growth v.Q3'02 ADR  Growth v.Q3'02
1. London 651,030  7.8% $200.92   -0.8%
2. Paris  333,494  -2.7%  $186.32   5.4%
3. Frankfurt 126,731  -1.3%    $146.36   8.1% 
4. Amsterdam  119,490 -4.4% $176.21   5.1%
5. Madrid  106,123      13.9%        $142.88      4.3%   
6. Munich 96,013 -5.0% $152.04 9.1%
7. Barcelona 92,968 9.7% $161.73 8.2%
8. Stockholm 87,030 7.7% $170.81 10.6%
9. Brussels 83,528 11.0% $155.21 10.4%
10. Rome 79,289 -0.2% $222.65 7.7%

"Gateway cities such as Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris continue to be negatively impacted by economic challenges  affecting corporate travel,  especially travel from the United States," said Jan Tissera, vice  president of international sales for TravelCLICK. "Meanwhile, the increase in intra-European travel has contributed to the positive  room night growth for Madrid, Brussels, Barcelona and Stockholm.  Based on recent trends, we're optimistic that more markets will experience gains in the fourth  quarter."

To receive a free listing of third quarter results by top 50 cities worldwide in electronic bookings, please e-mail emonitor@travelclick.net. Up to dateGDS hotel booking summaries by individual  local market are always available for downloading  on the TravelCLICK's Web site  at www.travelclick.net.

About TravelCLICK
TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider of solutions  that help hotels and other  travel industry suppliers maximize  net revenue from electronic distribution  channels. TravelCLICK's  competitive benchmarking reports provide hotels with  price and  booking performance information unavailable through any other source.  The company's exclusive electronic marketing networks allow hotels  and other  travel related suppliers to target promotional messages  to specific travel  agents, consumers, and group meeting planners  when they are booking travel. The  TravelCLICK Interactive division  assists hotels with online strategies to  increase consumer direct  business.

Established  in 1996 and  headquartered in the Chicago area, TravelCLICK operates  in more than 140  countries around the world. The company has over  6,000 clients, including  national and international companies  such as Accor, Air France, Avis, Best  Western International, British  Airways, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Choice Hotels,  Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Grupo Posadas,  Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski  Hotels & Resorts, Leading Hotels of the World, Loews Hotels,  Lufthansa, Marriott  International, The Peninsula Group, The Ritz-Carlton  Hotel Company, SAS, The  Savoy Group, Shangri-La Hotels, Sol Melia,  Starwood Hotels & Resorts,  Thistle Hotels, USAirways, Virgin  Atlantic and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.


 
Contact:
TravelCLICK
Kristina Paider
847.585.5238
kpaider@travelclick.net
www.travelclick.net

Stephanie Seacord
Leading Edge
135 Piscassic Road (PO Box 960)
Newfields NH 03856
T: 603-772-1835
F: 603-772-7066
stephanieseacord@msn.com



 
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