The report shows money spent on bookings in the U.S. grew 5% for the fourth straight year in 2015, totaling $341 billion. The total is expected to grow at a strong pace (6%) for the next two years, with bookings reaching $381 billion in 2017. Of the total sum, 28% came from traditional agencies and travel management companies (TMCs), a percentage that has flattened out after declining for several years, according to the report. Agencies and TMCs are expected to maintain that 28% share through 2017 (the remainder of bookings was made through supplier websites, OTAs and central reservations systems/walk-ins). “It’s largely a matter of maturity of the online market,” said Phocuswright senior research analyst Maggie Rauch, one of the report’s authors. “It’s been many years now that travel has been shifting and travel buying has been shifting to online, and we just see that shift slowing.” Get the full story at Travel Weekly