U.S. online travel boosted to $61 bn.

Online travel spending in the U.S. during the 2005 holiday season (November 1 through December 31, 2005) totaled $8.6 billion, representing a 16-percent increase on last year.Last year U.S. consumers spent $7.4 billion during this period, according to comScore Networks.

For the full year consumers spent $60.9 billion, a 20-percent increase on the previous year.

Total Internet spending for the full year 2005, including travel, reached $143.2 billion, up 22 percent over the $117.2 billion spent online in 2004.

Online Consumer Spending ($ Billions)

Excludes Auctions and Large Corporate Purchases

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  Source: comScore Networks

2004       —    2005   —      Percentage Change 2005 vs. 2004

Holiday Season (Nov & Dec)*
  Non-Travel (Retail)  —      $15.7—$19.6   —    25%

  Travel               —    $7.4   —      $8.6 —      16%

  Total         —          $23.1   —      $28.2     —  22%

Full Year

  Non-Travel (Retail)    —            $66.5   —          $82.3     —          24%

  Travel           —              $50.7     —          $60.9     —          20%

  Total             —            $117.2     —        $143.2     —          22%

  *Versus corresponding days in 2004

 
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