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JetBlue slams “frivolous” lawsuit over alleged blocking of OTAs

Did you hear someone yell “OOOOOOH, BURN!” in the general vicinity of Surry Hills this morning? Don’t worry, it was just Travel Weekly’s editor upon reading this news.

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Technology

Booking direct or via OTAs: what’s the better deal?

by Hannah Edensor

Do you lie awake in shame over that one time you booked through a third party? Well cancel the trip to the confessional, it might not be the biggest sin.

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Hotels

Turf war erupts between hotels and OTAs

by Hannah Edensor

Hotels and OTAs are stepping into the ring to fight for customer’s dollars. Still no word on a venue or price of popcorn, however.

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Technology

Booking.com strikes landmark Cuba deal

by Mimi Dwyer - RAW

Booking.com has become the first US online travel agency to strike a deal with the island state making Cuban hotel rooms available to US customers.

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Hotels

Hotels demand action against OTAs

by Hannah Edensor

Not content with taking down Airbnb, hotels are now hitting out at online travel agencies in the fight for dollars.

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Hotels

Digital wars in the travel industry

by Ewa Maliczowska

In 2015, the battle rages on between hotels and online travel agents.

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Hotels

Snub OTAs, book hotels direct: TAA

by Daisy Melwani

In a case of “I told you so”, Qantas’ Hooroo is the latest OTA to jack up commissions, a move pre-warned by industry bodies who have opposed a condensed online marketplace.

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Technology

Expedia buys Orbitz for US$1.3 billion

by Daisy Melwani

It’s Expedia vs. Priceline now.

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