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OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Priceline is back full steam despite change in name and business model; Resellers running amok with hotel rates

Global - January 4 2019 Despite a Change in Name and Business Model, Priceline is Back ("Remember Priceline? After a Comeback and a Name Change, It's Betting Big on China,"…

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Sabre's previously announced acquisition runs into regulatory trouble; enforceability of Booking.com's venue clause to be reviewed by EU's highest court; EU's platform-to-business rules to take effect

European Union, Germany, United Kingdom, USA - April 26 2019 This week’s Update features a number of stories on important developments in the EU…

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Global distribution systems noted by appeals court as being 'rather backwards'; German competition authorities raise concerns similar to Australian regulators

Australia, Germany, USA - December 21 2018 The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments last week on Sabre’s attempt to overturn a jury’s finding that Sabre’s contracts with…

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Hilton's direct booking efforts enjoy success; Belgium's investigations into travel agency practices hit procedural snag; Shiji in the news again Greg Duff

USA - February 21 2019 We begin this week's Update with some good news on the direct booking front. Enjoy. Hilton's Direct Booking Efforts Enjoying Success ("Hilton…

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Travel booking startup turning traditional group booking upside down; Hoxton hotel chain introduces flexible direct hotel bookings; Booking.com’s Genius loyalty program goes mainstream

USA - November 27 2019 Launched last Thursday, Stayker seeks to disrupt traditional group sales and contracting…