Hotels Fight Back Against Sites Like Expedia and Priceline
by Aaron M. Kessler and Julie Weed, The New York Times
For years, travelers have been drawn to online sites like Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz and Priceline to find and reserve hotel rooms, flights and rental cars.
Hotels welcomed the system — or at least learned to live with it — even though the business came at the cost of substantial commissions. But now they are fighting back.