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Wholesaler Hotelbeds Cuts Ties to Booking Sites That Break Hotel Distribution Rules

Shown here is the Hotelbeds stand at the ITB trade fair in Berlin in March 2019. Hotelbeds Group Skift Take: The collapse last week of Amoma suggests that an industrywide crackdown on online travel agencies that violate hotel contracts is getting serious. For example, many hoteliers have wanted Hotelbeds to crack down on bad behavior […]

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Amoma.com Troubles May Delight Hoteliers That Hate Its Rate Discounting

A photo of the Amoma.com site on a tablet in September 2019. The online travel agency offers discounted rates on hotels. Sean O’Neill / Skift Skift Take: Hoteliers probably disliked Amoma.com more than any other online travel agency in the past few years. Amoma often undercut hoteliers on price. Now its reported troubles may have […]

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How Australia’s Webjet Is Building a Global Business by Going Wholesale

The WebBeds logo. Parent company Webjet is after more B2B acquisitions. Webjet Skift Take: Webjet has really transformed its business over the past few years through a couple of sizable acquisitions. The Australian consumer market is proving pretty tough, so pursuing a strategy of global expansion in the wholesale arena makes sense. — Patrick Whyte […]

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Hotel Site Files Antitrust Complaint Against Expedia and Booking

Expedia, as well as Booking Holdings, are the subject of an antitrust complaint in Europe related to discount hotel rates. Pictured is the Expedia app. Bloomberg Skift Take: The omnipresence of wholesale hotel rates making their way onto online travel sites is becoming epidemic, and the big online travel agencies may be trying to throw […]