Marriott profit rises on business travel rebound

July 31 Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:42pm EDT

July 31 (Reuters) - Marriott International Inc reported a 25 percent jump in quarterly profit as more business travelers checked into its hotels, paying higher room rates.

Net income rose to $179 million, or 57 cents per share, in the second quarter, from $143 million, or 42 cents per share, a year earlier.