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Expedia Evolves Search Engine Model

Expedia is making major alterations to its service to more closely mimic Booking.com. In addition to introducing its hotel Accelerator program, which enables properties to bid to move higher in search results, similar to Booking.com’s Preferred Property Program, it is ...

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AH&LA Wary of New Online Travel Agency Program

In December, Expedia presented a demo of its new Accelerator program, a tool that gives hoteliers a different avenue by which they can move their listings up in Expedia’s search results (something that can already be done with advertising dollars). ...

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Expedia to Acquire HomeAway for $3.9 Billion

Expedia to Acquire HomeAway for $3.9 Billion

Expedia has agreed to acquire HomeAway for $3.9 billion, according to The New York Times. This will add vacation rentals to its online booking options. Expedia also owns Hotels.com, Hotwire.com, and Trivago. The article notes that this acquisition will be ...

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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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Expedia Explores Family Travel in Survey

In the Family Travel Study, released by Expedia, American parents discuss their feelings on of traveling with family. The study reveals that 94 percent of American parents who have traveled with children take at least one trip with family per ...

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