And it demonstrates that the numbers that are put out there to consumers are very misleading. On one hand, there are claims of $226 million in 2006. And this one claims $500 million in 2005 and a target of $2.5 billion for 2006.
“It’s brilliant! Who do you know at Expedia?” Doug asks “Do you even know where Expedia is? If I tell anyone I’m a Referring Travel Agent do you know what the very next thing out of their mouth is?” Doug answers “Can you get me a deal to_______?” So far it seems to be working, booking over $500 million in travel services in 2005 and thus far 2006 is showing indications that the company could exceed 5 times that amount, with expectations of $2.5 Billion in travel bookings for the current fiscal year.