This study which just came in talks about various portals and initatives in europe. How are they faring up and where is industry expected to be. Its very important from Travel portal aspects in india. As generally indian industries show similar trend to their european counterpart which is also according to study almost 3 years behind US.
Other than this recent news of Suppliers directly servicing more customers and taking away share from travel portals in US is also a trend to watch out for as more and more new travel 2.0 applications being launched are working away from selling tickets model (farecast,farespy etc). They are going into actual information/research selling commoditizing the information for common budget traveller. Hope they can create a number game model for others to follow.