Well, imagine my surprise to hear that Expedia has headed a protest to Google. Apparently Google Inc.’s proposed $700 million acquisition of ITA Software, has been met with opposition by a coalition headed by Expedia.
Well I have all respect for Expedia. For years they have been one of the leader on-line travel agencies. I mean for years.
They basically scan other travel websites to get the best rates. Amazing concept. But not only that, they have also negotitated amazing rates directly with the operators, that you wouldn’t get on that own service providers website. I recently purchased a flight ticket to Canada with them for next to nothing, and find 24 hour call centre service to be really helpfull.
So yes, it is sad that competition does change things. But such is life. And change in technology and travel seems to be good for the consumer most of the time.
Lets see what develops!