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TravelCLICK Issues Second Quarter Electronic Booking Results for Top Asia-Pacific Markets

TravelCLICK CHICAGO - 04 September, 2002 - TravelCLICK released results today for second quarter hotel room nights booked electronically through the Global Distribution Systems (GDS). All of the top ten markets show improvement over first quarter in both room nights booked and average daily rate.



The results were compiled from TravelCLICK's comprehensive database, which is the exclusive source of hotel industry electronic distribution data from the Abacus/Infini, Axess, Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre, and Worldspan GDSs. TravelCLICK's data also includes consumer online GDS hotel bookings made through many of the major Internet travel sites, such as Expedia.

Top Asia-Pacific Destination Markets

The top 10 destination markets for total GDS room nights in Asia-Pacific during the second quarter were in order:



Rank City Room Nights Year-Over-Year Growth Average Rate Year-Over-Year Growth
1 Sydney 143,021 7.1% $ 104.78 3.5%
2 Melbourne 125,047 3.1% $ 97.25 2.3%
3 Hong Kong 104,718 7.6% $ 166.59 -11.6%
4 Singapore 100,563 -1.4% $ 117.97 -6.6%
5 Tokyo 91,698 -0.1% $ 184.44 -1.5%
6 Beijing 42,356 42.4% $ 117.57 -4.7%
7 Brisbane 39,791 25.8% $ 78.61 7.7%
8 Shanghai 36,521 75.2% $ 136.82 -3.6%
9 Seoul 36,445 3.2% $ 205.48 9.8%
10 Taipei 35,856 10.2% $ 153.35 -3.8%


Of the top ten markets, Shanghai showed explosive growth over last year, with a 75% increase. Beijing and Brisbane also showed remarkable growth in room night bookings at 42% and 26% respectively, said Jan Tissera, vice president of international sales for TravelCLICK.

To receive a free listing of second quarter results by top 50 cities worldwide in electronic bookings, please e-mail emonitor@travelclick.net .

TravelCLICK (www.travelclick.net) is the leading provider of solutions that help hotels and other travel industry suppliers improve revenue from electronic distribution channels. TravelCLICK'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 company's competitive benchmarking reports provide hotels with price and booking performance information unavailable through any other source. 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, 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, Radisson, 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.



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