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Priceline buys for $1.8 billion

Priceline will buy meta-search engine for $1.8 billion. Readers of Loyalty Traveler may know I am a frequent user of 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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Expedia Unpublished Rate Hotels

Expedia is the goliath of the online travel agencies. Hotwire is an Expedia company, along with and popular travel sites like and Basically this new offer from Expedia just placed hotel inventory on the Expedia website as “Unpublished Rate Hotels”. Opaque Travel Agency Model Opaque hotel sites like Priceline and Hotwire provide…

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