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Hotels and online travel sites battle on discounts

Jul 11, 2016
To avoid online commissions, hotels offer loyalty members cheaper rates.
Hotels have to pay online travel agencies like Expedia, Travelocity and Priceline commissions that can range from 13-35 percent.
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Add-on charges may wind up costing companies, too

Oct 19, 2015
A recent study shows add-on pricing model may be bad for airlines.

Betting on vacation: booking during hurricane season

Oct 13, 2015
The odds are similar to those faced by investors who bet on distressed assets.

Priceline stock flight and the dot-com bubble

Aug 9, 2013
The share price of discount travel site Priceline has reached the same altitude it was at during the dot-com boom.

How to get a vacation for 'free'

Feb 8, 2013
You don’t have spend big to earn enough reward points for a free trip. But there are risks to getting credit cards just for their bonus points.

Hotels and online travel sites sued for price fixing

Aug 21, 2012
Travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity are accused of fixing the price of hotel rooms with big chains like Hilton and Marriott.