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OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Sep. 15th, 2017

Our weekly OTA & Distribution Update for the week ending September 15, 2017 is below. The week’s short Update features a heavy dose of OTA stories.

Swiss Authorities Examine’s Pricing Practices [OTA]

("Priceline’s Booking Defends Commissions After Swiss Launch Probe Into ‘Abusive’ Pricing," Skift Travel News, September 14, 2017)
Switzerland’s pricing watchdog announced last week plans to open an investigation into the pricing practices of after finding evidence that commissions charged some Swiss hoteliers could be abusive.

Expedia Adds Another Distribution Partner [OTA]
("Thomas Cook partners with Expedia for hotel sales," Reuter - Internet News, September 14, 2017)
Tour Operator Thomas Cook announced plans last week to make Expedia’s hotel inventory (as opposed to Thomas Cook’s own branded properties) available for certain in-city standalone and domestic holiday sales. 


Other news:

Strife Heats Up Between Hotels And Online Travel Agencies -- Could Airbnb Put Out The Flames?

Forbes Business, September 12, 2017
The question remains: will Airbnb continue to expand its platform to online travel, further encroaching on OTAs market share? 

  • Greg  Duff

    Greg is Chair of the firm's national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism practice, which is directed at the variety of matters faced by hospitality and travel industry members, including purchase and sales agreements, management ...

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Greg Duff founded and chairs Foster Garvey’s national Hospitality, Travel & Tourism group. His practice largely focuses on operations-oriented matters faced by hospitality industry members, including sales and marketing, distribution and e-commerce, procurement and technology. Greg also serves as counsel and legal advisor to many of the hospitality industry’s associations and trade groups, including AH&LA, HFTP and HSMAI.

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