Asia Pacific Hotel Market: Nothing Short of a Makeover

Published August 2012 Analyst: Douglas Quinby


Asia Pacific Hotel Market: Nothing Short of a Makeover

A massive influx of hotel supply and rapid changes in consumer behavior are dramatically transforming the hotel landscape in Asia Pacific (APAC). According to a forthcoming Phocuswright Global and Asia Pacific Edition report, Phocuswright's Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview Fifth Edition: Hotels, the region's maturing hotel market is growing rapidly and online bookings are soaring despite mounting concerns over an economic slowdown in key Asian markets such as China and India. The report is expected to publish August 14, 2012.

APAC's Long Tail of independent hotels is getting shorter as a robust pipeline among global, regional and local chains greatly expands branded and upscale hotel options in the region. Distribution dynamics are also shifting amid improving technology and infrastructure, as consumers embrace new ways to find and book hotels. Phocuswright projects continued growth for the overall APAC hotel market and strong double-digit gains for the region's online leisure/unmanaged business travel market through 2013, when online hotel penetration will reach 22%.

"Hotels and intermediaries in Asia Pacific are undaunted by macroeconomic fears and remain focused on improving their strategic positioning via aggressive expansion efforts," said Douglas Quinby, Phocuswright's senior director, research. "As the hotel market's makeover continues unabated, all signs indicate that there is enormous headroom for very high growth rates in the region's online hotel market."

Phocuswright's Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview Fifth Edition: Hotels presents market sizing and projections for the total and online leisure and unmanaged business travel markets from 2009-2013. The report analyzes competitive dynamics throughout the region, with insight into hotel gross bookings and growth rates in China, Japan, Australia/New Zealand (ANZ), India, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia.

Topics include:

  • Total hotel market and online leisure/unmanaged business travel bookings for 2009-2013
  • Segmentation for four major APAC markets: ANZ, India, China and Japan, plus Northeast and Southeast Asia regions
  • Comparison of hotel-branded websites and online travel agencies (OTAs), including bookings and projected growth rates through 2013
  • Detailed analysis of key OTAs' hotel strategies and growth
  • Impact of APAC hotel market developments, including insight into contracting models, metasearch, social media and mobile
Purchase Phocuswright's Asia Pacific Online Travel Overview Fifth Edition: Hotels (US$895) to navigate the high-growth Asia Pacific hotel market.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a Pre-Release Item. The expected publication date is August 14, 2012.