Online Travel Agencies

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Nov052015

Expedia Buys HomeAway for $3.9 Billion

Expedia continues to buy up online travel sites with its latest travel website acquisition priced at $3.9 billion for HomeAway, a vacation rental site. Expedia bought legacy online travel agencies Travelocity and Orbitz earlier this year. Expedia also owns Hotels.com, HotWire.com and Trivago.com. Perhaps most amazing is Expedia has a market valuation of $18 billion,…

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May082015

Priceline vs. Expedia–Who is bigger for hotel bookings?

If I did not know the numbers from previous research, I would have a hard time guessing which is the bigger global reservationist for hotel bookings. First look at who is part of the Priceline Group. Priceline.com, booking.com, kayak.com and Agoda.com are major players in the online travel agency (OTA) world. Expedia Inc. includes Travelocity,…

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Jul102014

Skift.com report on consolidation of online travel booking sites

Skift.com published an article this week, The Consolidation in the Online Travel Booking Space Over the Last Two Years, with a table showing the acquisitions and consolidation of online travel booking sites over the past 18 months by four major online travel booking agencies (OTA): Expedia, HomeAway, Pricceline and TripAdvisor. Expedia.com Online Travel Space Acquisitions…

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Jun182014

The shrinking world of Online Travel Agencies

Search Kayak.com or HotelsCombined.com and the world of online travel agencies (OTA) seems boundless with website names you never heard of. In reality, while there are many OTA sites offering discount hotel rates, the OTAs remaining independent in the online commerce world are getting swooped up for their revenue potential just like independent hotels are…

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Dec192013

Best Rate Guarantee claims through online travel agencies Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline.

Last August Expedia and Travelocity announced a cooperative merger. Yet, they do not call it a merger. Expedia and Travelocity operate independent websites. Expedia to provide key services for rival Travelocity Travelocity and Expedia, two of the biggest online travel sites, will begin working together next year, with Expedia providing content, technology and customer service…

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Aug092013

UK ruling may impact hotel chain BRG claims

Breaking news from the UK indicates there may be changes to hotel rates offered through online travel agencies (OTA) in the next year. InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Expedia.com and Booking.com have been the focus of a multi-year price fixing investigation. These companies have now proposed a remedy to end the price-fixing investigation. In brief, the…

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