The origin of the online travel industry can be traced back to American Airlines. In the late 1970s, American granted travel agents access to its SABRE reservation system.
In the 1980s, this access was extended to CompuServe users as "EAASY SABRE" and then it was granted to AOL members in the 90s.
From its modest beginnings as a dial-up service only available to a select few, the online travel-booking industry has exploded, producing stunning profits for savvy individual investors.
Priceline: The Anatomy of a 172-bagger!
Priceline’s TV commercials have been some of the most memorable advertisements that television has ever produced. Former Star Trek actor, William Shatner has been perfect as the Priceline “Negotiator.”
The name-your-price travel-bidding site opened back in 1998 and had the misfortune to go public just prior to the dot-com bubble bursting. Priceline’s stock got clobbered during the panic selling of 2001 and dipped under $10 bucks a share.
But Priceline had a couple of things most Internet companies didn't have—revenues and a small profit. William Shatner knew a good thing when he saw it, reportedly taking all of his acting fees as stock, rather than cash.
Nevertheless, Priceline remained in the black hole for many years. It showed some signs of escaping in 2007 and early 2008, only to be knocked down again by the financial crisis.
Finally the stock started to inch higher and hit $20 a share. And then it promptly doubled to $40 before tripling to $120. And then Priceline started gapping higher. And, well you know the rest of the story!
Priceline recently made history by becoming the first stock in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index to break the $1,000 a share barrier.
$10,000 invested in Priceline when Goldman Sachs called the future “bleak” would be worth over $1.7 million now. Investors who recognized the trend and seized the opportunity got rich. Really rich!
You may have missed Priceline rocketing 17,168% higher. But you’re NOT going to miss this next one!
How do I know this?
Because I’m Going To Make Sure You Recognize The New Mega-Trend On Wall Street That’s Happening Now!
The online travel industry has grown at an amazing rate. In 1999, the Travel Industry Association of America noted that 15.1 million consumers in the United States booked their travel online.
That number has grown to nearly 85 million today as the online travel industry in America looks to top $200 billion in bookings by the end of 2013 according to analytics firm Jupiter Research.
According to travel market intelligence expert PhoCusWright, gross bookings in the travel industry on a global scale are expected to hit $1.1 trillion in 2013. And get this… travel bookings through mobile channels are expected to triple every year going forward.
That’s the key point that you need to understand—mobile. The radical paradigm shift happening now in the online travel business from the PC-to-mobile will result in a seismic shift.
Google predicts that the rise in mobile devices like iPhones and tablets will end up being a game-changer for the Internet travel industry as a huge percentage of their users will book travel via mobile.
Today, iPad enthusiasts can compare travel package rates across multiple online vendors from anywhere. Mobile devices have fundamentally changed the travel and tourism industry and the changes aren't finished yet.
My favorite internet travel company is positioned to book tremendous profits from this disruptive digital shift to mobile. So, what follows demands your immediate attention…
This investment opportunity has the potential to change your financial future. And the financial future of your children. And your grandchildren. It’s that BIG!
My top-secret recommendation dominates a hugely popular niche in the global travel industry. It operates the largest online marketplace for vacation rentals in the world.
The company operates near 50 websites, and at the end of the third quarter, hosted a total of approximately 773,000 listings of rental properties in 171 countries.
While travelers get a vast choice of available vacation stays to choose from, often at better rates and with better amenities, property owners earn extra income by renting out their idle properties.
My top-secret recommendation charges the property owners and property managers a subscription fee ($349 to $999 per year) for the right to list their properties on the company’s websites and reach out to a vast Internet audience.
Vacationers can book everything from balconied Gulf Coast beach houses to England’s Cotswald cottages to swank European villas with helicopter pads to “bungaloves” in Bora Bora. And bed and breakfast bookings worldwide are available, too.
As this company is quickly proving, its online subscription model is insanely profitable. My top-secret recommendation is like the Netflix of the online travel-booking industry.
Quarter after quarter, the analysts’ earnings estimates continue to be blown away. Sales and revenue growth have exploded.
And you can bet the stock price will follow…
I Firmly Believe My Top-Secret Recommendation Will Start Gapping Up The Charts And Hit $200 Per Share!
That’s a bold statement. Here are 10 reasons why I think it’s true…
1) Expedia Deal
My top-secret stock recommendation recently struck the mother of all Internet deals. This future mutual fund darling will now be featured on Expedia search for vacation rentals, opening up the door for even wider exposure and possibly even more deals.
2) Google Stamp of Approval!
Google Ventures has invested millions in my top-secret recommendation. Suffice it to say that almost without exception, every public company Google has invested in has resulted in a smashing success!
3) International Travel Skyrocketing
International vacation travel will grow 32% by 2014, according to a forecast released recently by a trade group for the international airline industry.
The International Air Transport Association predicted that the airline industry will carry 3.3 billion international travelers by 2014. And that number is expected to double over the next decade!
My top-secret recommendation is positioned to reap enormous revenues as millions of foreign travelers go online to search for vacation rentals.
4) Massive shift from brick-and-mortar travel agencies to online trip bookings.
Consider for a moment that an astonishing 50% of travel booking is still done offline. However, market share is rapidly shifting to online travel bookings as consumers enjoy the convenience of booking online and saving on agents' fees. Travel agencies are fast becoming about as popular as brick-and-mortar movie rental stores. It’s a safe bet that my top-secret recommendation will enjoy triple-digit revenue growth for years to come!
5) My top-secret recommendation also happens to be a prime acquisition target.
Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer is said to be eyeing my top-secret recommendation. This makes logical sense as Yahoo has been on an acquisition binge lately and has stated their desire to grow their Yahoo Travel reach. Others believe Travel Zoo or Priceline might get into a bidding war over the company as the online travel industry goes through a consolidation period.
6) Rock-Solid Fundamentals
Warren Buffett has said that the stock market is a voting machine in the short term and a weighing machine in the long term. My top-secret recommendation is a strong company with a proven successful business model, strong top-line and bottom-line growth, free cash flow, and a pristine debt-free balance sheet.
7) Internet Usage Growth
Internet industry expert, Trefis, expects that the number of Internet users will double during the next 24-months because only 30% of the world’s population is currently online. And as that number gaps higher, the average number of searches per Internet user for vacations will blast into the stratosphere.
8) Super-Short Squeeze Play
My top-secret recommendation is the ultimate super-short squeeze play. This is almost the mirror image of Priceline all over again just before the stock zoomed from $55 to $400 and then continued crushing the short sellers all the way to $1,000 a share!
There’s a low float of about 50 million shares. Sky-high short interest of over 20% with 11 million shares short. And over 80% of the outstanding shares are locked-up by big banks or funds (Wells Fargo, Vanguard and Hartford Group have enormous positions) and company executives.
In the final analysis stocks go up and down because of supply and demand. When there’s a bull market stampede on Wall Street, the short sellers get squeezed and the growth stocks go crazy. That’s what is about to happen to my top-secret recommendation!
9) Mobile Monetization Mania
Travel juggernaut Hilton Hotels achieved phantom fame in 2012 for generating a stunning ROI of $40 for every $1 invested in mobile. In the third quarter this year, my top-secret recommendation attracted an eye-popping 198 million unique visitors to its web properties, and generating a whopping $372 revenues per vacation listing. As mobile usage increases worldwide, we anticipate the mobile ease-of-usage to help move profits ever higher.
10) Vacation Supply and Demand Imbalance
After the slow-motion train wreck of the recession, people are just now starting to spend money in earnest on vacations again. There is enormous pent-up demand for vacations in the United States and around the world.
When you add everything up it’s like the perfect storm! I’m absolutely and totally convinced you can jump on this opportunity and take home big bucks.
I’ve seen it happen time and time again…
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