Players throughout the online travel trades are directing capital spending strategies into new mobile apps and technology with an aim to boost sales. When that payoff might come is subject to broad debate. But at a base level, aside from the migration toward a mobile audience, the travel industry's fundamentals are arguably sound. Despite the current uncertainty with macro-economic conditions, revenue across the travel industry is expected to rise more than 5% this year, according to RBC Capital Market estimates. "Most current metrics of the travel industry are positive and are likely to remain so near term," says Ascendiant Capital Markets analyst Edward Woo in a report initiating coverage on Orbitz Worldwide Get the full story at