For some, Google’s acquisition of Frommer’s in August last year triggered yet another sharp intake of breath that the Mountain View search company was wading further in on the travel sector.
US regulators may end their antitrust investigation of Googleâ€™s search business by letting the company make voluntary changes, such as limiting use of restaurant and travel reviews from other websites, say two news reports.
Following a successful 50-hotel pilot, Pegasus Solutions’ Open Hospitality is offering Google Hotel Price Ads to participating hotels.
Many will find it hard to name two companies that polarise opinion within the travel industry more than user review master TripAdvisor and search giant Google.
Google acquired Clever Sense and its Meet Alfred local restaurant and nightlife iOS and Android apps.
Expedia Inc. sold 16% more hotel-room nights in the third quarter, but it still has to stand back and admire Booking.com’s execution from afar.
Officials from TripAdvisor and Yelp say Google threatened to shut them out of search altogether if they didn’t provide their content to Google Places.