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Hotels are getting in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday with discount offers

Post-Thanksgiving hotel sales Hotels are getting in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday with discount offers

Snap out of that turkey coma and make plans for a little escape from the frenzy of holiday prep.

Most Priceline profit comes from selling European hotel rooms

Online travel agencies Most Priceline profit comes from selling European hotel rooms

ROLFE WINKLER

Volcanic ash. A European economy on the precipice. Riots in Thailand. Online travel agency Priceline.com deftly flew through all of it, outdistancing peers yet again.

Surveys offer stark message to travel sites

Travel Websites Survey Surveys offer stark message to travel sites

David Browne

A common theme emerging from surveys into the use of travel websites is that there is a lot of scope for improvement in the customer experience.

Meritus Hotels & Resorts launches new simplified Chinese website

Online Bookings Meritus Hotels & Resorts launches new simplified Chinese website

eTN Staff Writer

Meritus Hotels & Resorts has seen an increase in online bookings of over 30 percent since switching to new Internet booking engine, SynXis and its Guest Connect as its online merchandising ...

Orbitz to waive booking fees through May

Orbitz Orbitz to waive booking fees through May

chicagotribune.com

Online travel agent Orbitz Worldwide Inc., moving to boost traffic at a time when recessionary pressures have squashed business and recreational travel, said Tuesday that it will waive its normal ...

Florida counties battle online companies over bed taxes

Florida: Biting The Hand That Feeds You? Florida counties battle online companies over bed taxes

miamiherald.com

TALLAHASSEE - Counties and cities all over Florida are waging a war against online hotel-booking companies like Priceline and Expedia, alleging the companies are bilking them out of millions in ...

Baltimore seeks hotel tax from online firms

Online Taxes Baltimore seeks hotel tax from online firms

chron.com

BALTIMORE — Baltimore is joining dozens of governments nationwide going to court in hopes of collecting taxes from online travel sites that help people book hotel rooms.

Online booking bonuses going the way of free airline food

Unlike Airline Food, Online Mileage Bonuses Will Be Missed Online booking bonuses going the way of free airline food

Today is the last day United will give bonus miles to customers for booking flights on its website. With that, American becomes the last of the six big traditional airlines to still offer bonus ...

'Tire kickers' using free information to make reservations online

Travel Agents Charging Look-To-Book Fees 'Tire kickers' using free information to make reservations online

EDMONTON - Travel agents frustrated by spending hours on research for people who then book trips themselves online are trying to eliminate "tire kickers" by charging consulting ...

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