NEW YORK, April 14 Heightening competition for
travelers' dollars could squeeze profit margins for online
travel agencies, including Priceline.com Inc, the best
performing stock in the S&P 500 over the past five years,
Barron's said in its April 15 edition.
Priceline's annual profit increase could fall to the
mid-teens from the more than 20 percent the company and its
investors currently enjoy, Barron's said.
While expansion into Asia and Latin America could be the
next big opportunities for these companies, business there could
be riskier and less profitable than the United States or Europe,
according to Barron's.
Expedia Inc, Orbitz Worldwide Inc and
privately held Travelocity could also see margins squeezed,