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Travel-Related Internet Stocks Are 'Booking' Investor Interest
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - December 11, 2003 /Send2Press Newswire/ --
Axcess News (www.theaxcess.net) announced today that they have released
a story covering the overwhelming depth of interest by investors in
travel-related services stocks, from Ctrip.com's recent IPO to
little-known companies like DigiLava, Inc.
That interest may be fueled by the fact that 60 percent of adults have
shopped for travel-related services on the Internet within the last six
months according to the latest Nielson NetRatings.
On Wall Street Ctrip.com's IPO debut flew off the desks of brokers and
shot from its initial offering price of $18.00 to as high as $37.35 in
its second day of trading.
Although all of Ctrip's business is focused around China, U.S. IPO
analysts were also looking at the deal as a possible barometer for next
week's debut of US online travel site Orbitz Inc. Orbitz, which is owned
by major US airlines, plans to sell 11 million shares at $22 to $24 a
share during the week of Dec. 15 through Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and
But not all of the travel-related services stocks are as high profile as
Ctrip.com or Orbitz and many investors who missed out or weren't offered
shares can still find value in some of the smaller companies like San
Francisco based DigiLava, Inc.
Digilava announced Wednesday its inking a deal with Hostelling
International-USA to develop and integrate a completely redesigned
online brand image for its Golden Gate Council, the Northern California
hostell gateway that served over 200,000 visitors at nine locations last
On Dec 1st DigiLava announced a strategic partnership with Local Area
Yellow Pages, Inc. to design the company's advanced online Internet
DigiLava has worked its magic for Ford, Samuel Adams, IBStv, Aramark,
Hirsch Electronics and even Microsoft. The San Francisco based
Application Service Provider caught the attention of online business
news publisher, Axcess News, in a story released today.
To read that story, go to http://www.theaxcess.net
About Axcess News
Dubbed the "Yahoo of small cap business news" by Gordon Borrell, one of
America's leading media and research gurus, Axcess News is fast becoming
a known commodity for both the serious investor and people in general
looking for informed articles and insightful columns that appeal to a
broad spectrum of readers. More information: http://www.theaxcess.net.
Organization Website: www.theaxcess.net
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