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Misleading Hotel Advertising

The pages of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) website are a good source of material for me these days.  Hotels and tourism businesses pop up regularly enough to be featured in a blog post.  Not as frequently as they used to be until Groupon got a grip on the largesse of their offer writers, but still enough for me.

Today’s tale of woe comes from an unexpected source…

Hotels Competing For Direct Bookings

Do Booking.com and Expedia Make It Difficult For Hotels To Compete?

Two articles in my email inbox this morning got me thinking.

The more I thought, the more I could feel my teeth grinding.  So much so that I felt the need to write this blog post.

The first article appeared on Skift.com  – “Hotels Still Afraid To Take On Expedia and Booking.com Despite Rule Changes”

It speaks of the market power of the two main protagonists for online hotel bookings.  Booking.com and Expedia.