Google knowingly manipulates search results according to a research paper published Monday from several academics. The study presents evidence that the search giant sets out to hamper competitors and limit consumers options.
Starting later this summer, travelers shopping for hotel rooms on TripAdvisor will be able to conveniently make a booking at any of Marriotts more than 4,200 hotels around the world without leaving the TripAdvisor site experience.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announces the launch of Fans of MO, a new social platform where guests can share personal photos and notes about their favorite experiences at Mandarin Oriental hotels around the world.
Tax season just got even more hellish for nine travel-booking sites that owe Hawaii millions of dollars in back taxes. On Tuesday, the supreme court ruled sites like Orbitz, Priceline, and Expedia must pay up for sales made in Hawaii after a nearly five-year court battle that began in 2010 in Hawaiis Tax Appeal Court.
Expedia, the online booking site that owns other major players, including Hotels.com, Hotwire and, more recently, Travelocity, announced about two weeks ago that it was planning to acquire yet another rival, Orbitz Worldwide. So what does that mean for travelers?
The acquisition follows the 2013 strategic marketing agreement between Expedia, Inc. and Travelocity under which Expedia has powered the technology platforms for Travelocity's US and Canadian websites along with providing Travelocity access to Expedia, Inc.'s supply and customer service program.
taly's competition watchdog has fined travel website Tripadvisor 500,000 (£392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews. The regulator began a seven-month investigation following a complaint from a consumer group and hotel owners.