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AH&LA Applauds Bill Aimed to End Booking Scams

AH&LA Applauds Bill Aimed to End Booking Scams

Washington, D.C.—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the sole national association representing all segments of the nearly two million-employee lodging industry, today applauded a group of bipartisan congressional leaders on the introduction of a bill aimed at stopping online ...

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Booking Direct Leads to Higher Traveler Satisfaction

For U.S. and U.K. corporate travelers, booking directly with an airline or hotel offers a higher level of customer satisfaction than booking with a travel agent or online agency, according to a new study by the Global Business Travel Association. ...

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Travelers Choosing Mobile Booking Over Desktop

Travel sales booked via desktop will continue to decline as digital travel bookers favor mobile devices, a new report from eMarketer shows. In 2016, U.S. mobile transactions will reach an estimated 51.8 percent, up from 43.8 percent in 2015. As ...

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HotelTonight Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff

HotelTonight, a leader in same-day booking apps, has laid off 20 percent of its staff, citing a necessary company realignment. Though company CEO Sam Shank told Fortune the company is on “strong financial footing,” and that hotel bookings are growing ...

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Booking Sites to Pay Chicago $29 Million in Taxes

On Oct. 29, Chicago’s city council announced that they concluded a 10-year-old case against travel websites that offer discount rates. Expedia, Hotels.com, and Hotwire will pay the city $29 million, according to the Chicago Tribune. The cost is the amount ...

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