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Garvey Schubert Barer | USA | 17 Sep 2019

Be Aware: The CAT Is on the Prowl - the Oregon Department of Revenue’s Town Hall Meetings Begin

We have recently discussed in several blog posts Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax (“CAT”), a gross receipts tax that will become effective

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Garvey Schubert Barer | USA | 13 Sep 2019

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: TripAdvisor continues to defend claims of fake reviews; Booking.com and others create travel sustainability pact; Vacasa strikes direct connect deal with Google

Fall has definitely arrived here in the Pacific Northwest. This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below and

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Garvey Schubert Barer | USA | 13 Sep 2019

Short-Term Rental Update: Seattle once again delays registration deadline for short-term rental operators; Airbnb stays eclipse top seven hotel chains combined

The City of Seattle has again delayed the deadline for short-term rental operators to register their units, apparently due to technical difficulties

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Garvey Schubert Barer | Global | 6 Sep 2019

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Ettsa demands tighter EU standards on hotel booking rules; scalability is key for new distribution capability standards; travel websites push back on the hotly contested hidden resort fees

The European technology and Travel Services Association (Ettsa) has demanded EU regulators enforce tighter standards “on all players” in the

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Garvey Schubert Barer | USA | 5 Sep 2019

IRS Cleaning House at the Office of Professional Responsibility Larry J. Brant Peter A. Evalds

Earlier this year, rumors surfaced that the IRS plans to clean house and phase out all attorney positions from the Office of Professional

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Garvey Schubert Barer | USA | 30 Aug 2019

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: SabreFareLogix saga continues to unfold; Groups360 receives a significant investment

With summer coming to an end, I anticipate a healthy dose of Update worthy items in the weeks ahead

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Garvey Schubert Barer | USA | 23 Aug 2019

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Sabre likely to face anti-trust challenge; Google now offers vacation rentals; Priceline and WeConvene announce investor event collaboration

Following up on a story we featured back in April...According to reports coming out of the U.S. Justice Department, the anti-trust division is

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Garvey Schubert Barer | USA | 22 Aug 2019

The Oregon Department of Revenue Plans to Publish Much Needed Guidance on the Newly Enacted Corporate Activity Tax Larry J. Brant Peter A. Evalds

As discussed in recent blog posts, the Oregon Legislative Assembly recently enacted a Corporate Activity Tax (“CAT”). Governor Kate Brown signed

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Garvey Schubert Barer | USA | 16 Aug 2019

Short-Term Rental Update: Vacasa nearly doubles real estate footprint with the acquisition of Wyndham vacation rentals; multifamily developers continue to seek out short-term rentals Stacy W. Marchesano

We learned last week that Portland-based Vacasa plans to acquire Wyndham Vacation Rentals, reportedly increasing its real

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Garvey Schubert Barer | USA | 16 Aug 2019

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Southwest Airlines takes a contrarian approach; Booking.com begins enforcement of resort fee commissions outside the U.S.; TripAdvisor considers a formal loyalty program Greg Duff

This week’s Update features a story on relative newcomer to third party distribution (Southwest Airlines) and includes, yet again, another update on

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