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Online travel booking up 19% in 2005

PhoCusWright data shows that gross US bookings for US online travel agencies grew 19% in 2005, down from 21% in 2004 and 33% in 2003. International gross bookings increased by 115% so far 2005, up from 97% in full-year 2004 and 109% in 2003.

PhoCusWright data shows that gross US bookings for US online travel agencies grew 19% in 2005, down from 21% in 2004 and 33% in 2003. International gross bookings increased by 115% so far 2005, up from 97% in full-year 2004 and 109% in 2003. Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity control about 77% of online travel bookings.