$5.1 bln of online travel sold in June 2005

Online travel grew 25% YTY to $5.1 bln in June 2005, according to comScore Media Metrix. Hotels and resorts saw a traffic increase of 9% to 34.9 mln visitors in June 2005. InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott were among the Web’s highest-gaining properties for June, with 21 and 18% visitation gains, respectively. ComScore also noted a bump in traffic to map sites, led by MapQuest, with 45.7 mln visitors in June, Yahoo! Maps, with 21.3 mln, and MSN MapPoint, with 5 mln.