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$1.6 trillion

Travel and tourism is one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors, with bookings hitting close to $1.6 trillion

$62.5 billion

total global hotel transaction volumes in in 2017

$170 billion

forecasted in gross bookings in the hospitality sector in 2018

Industry Overview

Market size of the global hotel industry ($ billion)

Revenue of the U.S. hotel industry ($ billion)

Average daily rate of hotels worldwide (in $)

Branded vs Non-Branded Hotels

A branded hotel is a hotel with strictly defined rules, regulations,
processes, and associated costs.

An independent (non-branded) hotel has freedom in commercial and distribution strategies, without hotel chain regulations holding back the individual property over the chain strategy.

Percentage of global rooms by class


first-class services, well equipped and state of the art facilities

Upper-Upscale Upscale Class

superior , variety of amenities, upscale, comfort plus quality


convenience plus comfort


value, comfortable, affordable


meets budget basic needs

all data cited from Statista.com