A new report suggests that by 2005, one in five hotel sales will be made online. The findings were released in Hotel & Lodging Commerce 2002-2005: Distribution Strategies and Market Forecasts, published by PhoCusWright Inc., a travel industry intelligence firm. It is because discount Internet sites with special rates attract so much business — and because hoteliers are working with leading online travel agencies to move inventory — that online sales are up, explains the report. The ...

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