Online Travel Agencies

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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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Nov092012

Priceline buys Kayak.com for $1.8 billion

Priceline will buy meta-search engine Kayak.com for $1.8 billion. Readers of Loyalty Traveler may know I am a frequent user of kayak.com. Both sites rank in the Top 10 travel sites in the USA. Priceline makes most of its money from hotel bookings. Kayak makes 80% of its revenue from flight search referrals according to…

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