7 years ago

With friends like these who needs enemies

So as the FairSearch campaign prepares to turn the entire world against Google, its members will be delighted to learn Mountain View is still trying to do no evil.

Or at least on Twitter.

A few sharp-eyed followers of the @googletravel Twitter account were perhaps surprised today to see the team retweeting an offer from the Expedia-owned Hotels.com.

googletravel RT

This is the same Expedia, of course, which is part of the increasingly vociferous FairSearch lobbying group seemingly hell bent on stopping Google from completing its proposed acquisition of ITA Software.

Within the Google camp, a source says “beats me…” when asked about such wonderful promotion for Hotels.com.

But seeing the resulting chatter on Twitter, GoogleTravel responded with the following tweet.

googletravel RT2

Look out for a string of deals from Expedia, Kayak, Travelocity, Hotwire, TripAdvisor and Sidestep in the coming days, then. Maybe.

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Kevin May

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Kevin May was a co-founder and member of the editorial team from September 2009 to June 2017.



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  2. Graham Robertson

    Not that weird, when it comes to hotels they are business partners (Google maps with hotel rate aggregation).
    The fight is only over flights, right?

    • Kevin May

      Kevin May

      @graham – for now, yes. And, of course, Hotelscombined will hope it remains that way.


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