by Michael J. Shapiro | June 30, 2010

M&C sister publication Travel Weekly has issued its Power List 2010, a ranking of the top travel sellers in the U.S. Notably, online travel agency Expedia has displaced American Express at the top, making 2009 the first year since the list's 1992 inception that Amex did not hold the number one spot. Online travel agencies generally performed well in 2009, as Orbitz stayed in the sixth position and Priceline moved up to number seven, thanks to a 25 percent increase in sales. Travelocity is not on the list because it is privately held and did not report sales figures for the year. Due to industry consolidation, this year's list named 52 companies, down from last year's 61. The top five sellers are: Expedia, with $21.8 billion in sales; American Express, $21.5 billion; Carlson Wagonlit Travel, $21.4 billion; Hogg Robinson Group, $16 billion; and BCD Travel, $14.6 billion. For the full list and story, go here.