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How OTAs Sway Consumers’ Hotel Choices

Online travel agencies have more control over where guests’ travel than they realize. According to the Wall Street Journal, Expedia now uses customer ratings and complaints to order some hotel searches, thus punishing hotels that are entangled with Expedia customer ...

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Forming Alliances to Gain Leverage over OTAs

Forming Alliances to Gain Leverage over OTAs

Marriott International’s acquisition/merger with Starwood has created the world’s largest hotel company with 30 brands, about 5,500 properties, and roughly 1.1 million available rooms in over 100 countries. The new company will offer a huge variety of locations, property types, ...

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Uber Explores OTA Business

A recent patent application suggests Uber might try to delve into the online travel booking business. CNBC reports that a mobile app that would link real-time airplane landings and the availability of Uber cars could be in development, according to ...

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AH&LA Opposes Expedia-Orbitz Merger

AH&LA Opposes Expedia-Orbitz Merger

The American Hotel & Lodging Association today announced its opposition to Expedia’s pending $1.6 billion acquisition of Orbitz, which is currently being reviewed by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Katherine Lugar, president and CEO of AH&LA, says the association believes ...

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Senators Klobuchar and Lee Question Orbitz, Expedia Merger

Senators Klobuchar and Lee Question Orbitz, Expedia Merger

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT) today called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to closely scrutinize the proposed acquisition of Orbitz by Expedia. Online travel agencies serve an important role in encouraging a competitive market ...

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HVS: OTAs Remain a Heavy Burden on Hotel Profit Margins

HVS: OTAs Remain a Heavy Burden on Hotel Profit Margins

LONDON—Online travel agents (OTAs) such as Priceline and Expedia have become ever-more powerful as a result of strategic acquisitions of smaller, regional players with Priceline now controlling 62 percent of the European market, while Expedia holds around 70 percent of ...

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