Some travel sites have been struggling to keep traffic as more
travelers opt to do business directly with hotel and airline Web sites.
Marriott is among the companies seeing growth from that trend.
The Bethesda-based hotel chain says its Marriott.com
Web site will set a record with nearly $4 billion in online hotel
bookings this year. That is double what Marriott’s Web site was booking
two years ago and represents about 20 percent of the company’s total
hotel-level gross bookings.