A new report suggests that by 2005, one out of every five hotel sales will be made online. The findings were released in “Hotel & Lodging Commerce 2002-2005: Distribution Strategies and Market Forecasts,” which was 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, ...

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