Jingle the keys, ask the neighbor to pick up the mail, and put the lights on timer -- it seems people have quit cocooning and are getting out and about again.
Today, Marriott International
However, Marriott's numbers included a $36 million boost from an insurance payment related to the Sept. 11 loss of its World Trade Center hotel, as well as a $0.12 per share gain from its synthetic fuels business.
Lots of people are expecting the travel industry to heat up, and signs seem to be pointing in that direction. Yesterday, Fool Rex Moore discussedInterActive Corp.
Meanwhile, Hilton Hotels
When it comes to revenues per available room, or RevPAR, rival Starwood Hotels & Resorts'
The good news is that there is more and more proof that the reluctant-traveling mentality of last three years of is over -- something investors have anticipated for months now. As such, shares of all three hotel chains are trading toward the high ends of their 52-week ranges, giving investors some room to doubt that now's the time to buy in.
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