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Trivago in trouble

drron

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Yes flicking between tennis and cricket does become an automatic process.So yes it was the second 9 channel that had the ads.But also on 7 with the cricket.
 

CaptJCool

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Until last week, I have always got a better deal booking directly with the hotel or their rewards program than aggregators, but I always double check. For first time ever last week it was cheaper to book via Qantas hotels than it was via the rewards program or hotels.com, expedia etc - so Qantas got my booking - and I'll get QFF instead of hotel points.
I had a family member working at Hotels dot com who reckoned they provided the engine for QANTAS Hotels, and Hotels dot com is in turn owned by Expedia.
This is all true. Went to a data analytics presentation in 2014 by Expedia and they do own A lot of brands.

From a Super Bowl ad, they can determine In real time number of new app downloads etc.....

So what they are doing in price pointing customers. Who’s paying the lazy tax?

I discovered for myself on an old iPhone4 a few years ago now that Expedia provide the search engine for QF Hotels.

So that folks is like laundry detergent or toothpaste. All roads lead to the same duopoly.

These days since Wotif was sold to Expedia I book direct. I do check the aggregators in cities of which I’m unfamiliar and I’m a big fan of cheapest price for identical product.....
 
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So that folks is like laundry detergent or toothpaste. All roads lead to the same duopoly.
I'm imagining that the duopoly are:
- Expedia group (including Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Wotif, Trivago, Travelocity, Qantas Hotels AND Virgin/Velocity Hotels, and it appears the Flight Centre online portal too)
- Booking Holdings Inc (including Priceline, Booking.com, Kayak, Agoda, Rocketmiles)

Some OTAs out there who are (still) independent of the duopoly IIRC:
- Webjet
- Kaligo
- American Express Travel (although I understand if you call, they may do it via the GDS)
 

p--and--t

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I'm imagining that the duopoly are:
- Expedia group (including Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Wotif, Trivago, Travelocity, Qantas Hotels AND Virgin/Velocity Hotels, and it appears the Flight Centre online portal too)
- Booking Holdings Inc (including Priceline, Booking.com, Kayak, Agoda, Rocketmiles)

Some OTAs out there who are (still) independent of the duopoly IIRC:
- Webjet
- Kaligo
- American Express Travel (although I understand if you call, they may do it via the GDS)
See post #32
 

ian_baker58

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The booking.com 'group' is based in Amsterdam (for billing purposes), and the 'commission' invoice comes from Amsterdam (no GST on their commission invoice to the property)
The Expedia 'group' is based in Switzerland (for billing purposes) and the "commission' invoice comes from Switzerland (no GST in their commission invoice to the property)
So - neither pay any GST in this country, and I suspect neither declare income in this country (or of they do its adjusted for 'license or franchise fees' from the overseas holding company so as to be minimal income for tax purposes in Australia)

Hmmmm.
 

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