TITLE

Significant Announcements by Online Travel Agencies

AUTHOR(S)
Burns, John
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Hospitality Upgrade;Autumn2009, p130
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the reduction of hotel booking fees by the online travel agencies (OTAs) Expedia.com and Orbitz.com made before July 15, 2009 in the U.S. as the total cost of hotel reservation will be shown by Orbitz.com in its hotel booking displays. Lodging inventory with deep rate reductions were offered to OTAs by hotels between 2000 and 2002. OTAs began to be viewed in 2007 as having acceptable fees, convenient payment plans, and expanded inventory control options.
ACCESSION #
45341362

 

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