Marriott profit rises on business travel rebound

Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:42pm EDT

(Reuters) - Marriott International Inc MAR.N 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.

(Reporting by Bijoy Koyitty in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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