Articles tagged “negotiations”

Hotels

Expedia and Marriott Finally Sign a New Contract

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.

Expedia and Marriott Finally Sign a New Contract

Airlines

Expedia and United Agree to Stand Down — For Now

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

Expedia and United Agree to Stand Down — For Now

Airlines

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Online Travel

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines

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.

A Timeline of Online Travel Agency Battles With Hotels and Airlines