FairSearch is alleging that Google Flight Search may be violating consumer protection laws on code-sharing and bag-fee disclosures as the lobbying group picked up a key new member, the Interactive Travel Services Association.
Major online travel agencies notched another win in their ongoing, countrywide hotel tax battles when a judge in St. Louis tossed a suit brought by St. Louis County, Missouri.
The proposed New York State budget would levy a higher occupancy tax rate on online travel agency websites than hotel websites.
Online travel agency group would bar cities and states from making intermediaries liable for hotel occupancy tax
Online travel agencies are lined up to try to bar cities from leveling hotel-occupancy taxes against intermediaries.
U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood proposed new consumer protections related to overbooked flights, fare displays in advertising, checked bags and cancellation fees.