Articles tagged “negotiations”

Expedia and Marriott Finally Sign a New Contract

Expedia and Marriott Finally Sign a New Contract

Dennis Schaal, Skift

For pundits looking for a headline that Marriott won reduced commissions from Expedia, the reality is likely far more complex than that, and it might take an audit over the next few years to truly sort out the revenue impact. The new deal has Marriott properties remaining for sale on Expedia brands, as the two companies march off into the sunset maintaining their rough-and-tumble, if symbiotic relationship.

2 months ago

Expedia and United Agree to Stand Down — For Now

Expedia and United Agree to Stand Down — For Now

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Armageddon is postponed for now as Expedia and United are conducting discussions to work out their contractual differences. Cooler heads apparently prevailed.

5 months ago

United Threatens to Cut Access to Flights Departing After September, Expedia Alleges

United Threatens to Cut Access to Flights Departing After September, Expedia Alleges

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is this all just posturing in negotiations between United and Expedia? It certainly could be but filing a lawsuit about it while a contract is in place takes things to a new level.

5 months ago

Will a New Marriott-Expedia Contract Signal a Sea Change in the Direct Booking Wars?

Will a New Marriott-Expedia Contract Signal a Sea Change in the Direct Booking Wars?

Deanna Ting and Dennis Schaal, Skift

Until the details are finalized, the jury’s still out on the impact of a Marriott-Expedia agreement. But suffice it to say, these frenemies still depend on one another.

6 months ago

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines

Dennis Schaal, Skift

There is pomp and circumstance, and plenty of bluster, but most negotiations between online travel agencies, on the one hand, and hotels and airlines, on the other, eventually end up in signed contracts. That's because the two sides usually need each other, like it or not.

2 years ago