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Skyscanner, PhoCusWright, Marriott, Yatra, OneTwoTrip, WAYN, TripRental, Rover, TUI, TourWrist, Yelp, JetBlue, and American Airlines are mentioned in today’s round-up of travel tech news.
Four events hosted exclusively at US Marriott hotels through December will focus on the needs of digital travelers, and more items in our roundup.
The Scan: UK hotels scolded for online rate display, the first use of Facebook’s Were Here API, and more
Eleven major hotel chains are routinely breaching British government guidelines and advertising standards rules by not including VAT in headline prices online, and more items in our roundup.
Are we seeing the floodgates beginning to open with the hotel price parity issue? Perhaps so, with news of another attempt at a class action in the US against online travel agencies and hotel chains.
A class action suit was filed this week in California against various major online travel retailers and hotel chains alleging antitrust violations in relation to resale price management (RPM) agreements.
There is a whiff of anger in the air, it appears, over alleged price fixing between online travel agencies and hotels – with a class action being brought against some of the biggest travel brands on the planet in the US.
Kale Consultants is re-branding itself as Accelya. The combined operation will handle accounting and billing between travel agents and airlines for more than 100 airlines and earn $110 million a year in revenue. And other travel tech news…
In fifteen years, the Chinese middle class will reach 800 million, up from 300 million today. Over the next five years, affluent Chinese consumers will grow from four million to 20 million.
With lots of talk in recent months about a bonanza of new domain name extensions being made available to anyone, perhaps more than one company would’ve bid for .FLY this week.