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Wyoming Wins Battle Over Lodging Tax

Wyoming Wins Battle Over Lodging Tax

Online travel companies should remit sales and lodging tax on the full booking price of hotel rooms, The Wyoming Supreme Court ruled Thursday. According to the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, the ruling affirms a decision by State Board of Equalization in ...

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Hotel-OTA Relationships a Hot Topic at AAHOA Convention

Hotel-OTA Relationships a Hot Topic at AAHOA Convention

The hotel industry’s love-hate relationship with online travel agencies was a hot topic during a CEO panel at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association annual convention last week in Philadelphia. As distribution costs continue to rise, hotel companies are challenged ...

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Hotels.com Launches Hilarious New Ad Campaign

Hotels.com Launches Hilarious New Ad Campaign

Sometimes the best ad campaigns are the ones that don’t take themselves too seriously. And the recent push by online travel agency Hotels.com is showing that the booking company really does have a sense of humor. Launched on Feb. 23, ...

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Tips for Optimizing Your Hotel Website

Tips for Optimizing Your Hotel Website

In the fourth quarter of 2013, bookings through a hotel’s branded website continued to trail reservations made through online travel agencies (OTAs), according to data from TravelClick. To stay competitive with OTAs and take back direct bookings, a static website ...

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Hotel Companies and OTAs Win Price-Fixing Lawsuit

On Tuesday, Starwood, IHG, and Marriott, along with online agencies including Expedia, Orbitz Worldwide, and Priceline won the dismissal of the lawsuit that accused the companies of price fixing. According to this article from Skift.com (reported by Reuters), U.S. District ...

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