In its "Hospitality Directions U.S." report for the second quarter, PricewaterhouseCoopers forecasts that hikes in both occupancy and average room rates for the second half of this year will translate to a 4.1 percent year-over-year increase in revenue per available room for 2010. The general optimism of the report shows an even rosier outlook for 2011, calling for a 6.7 percent RevPAR jump. According to the report, while lodging demand fell further and faster than the overall economy at the onset of the recession, the reverse is now happening: Lodging recovery is moving at a faster pace than the overall economy. The report says the luxury segment will lead RevPAR growth in both years, with a 7.7 percent increase this year and an 8.1 percent rise in 2011. The full report can be downloaded here.