PhoCusWright's Online Travel Ecosystem Index Dips Slightly

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Sherman, CT USA, May 16, 2012 – The online travel industry is having a good month, but the stock market's broader malaise and Euro fears are delaying any reward for its performance. Expedia in particular put up impressive earnings, and Priceline continued to coax enough European consumers onto the road to defy conventional wisdom that it will be hurt by the financial panic eventually. Still, PhoCusWright's Online Travel Ecosystem Index (PTEI) was little changed in the period ending May 11, dipping by 1.6%.

The PhoCusWright Online Travel Ecosystem Index (PTEI) and the PhoCusWright Online Travel Agency Index (POTAI) are key components of PhoCusWright's Money Edition Research Subscription. In addition to these stock indexes, the Money Edition subscription features a range of regular publications, all focused on the financial side of the online travel space. The Money Edition is designed to help travel companies and investors "follow the money" and make smart, strategic decisions with clear and actionable analysis of the financial and economic fundamentals of travel.

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