EXPEDIA is switching gears to better serve the Chinese outbound market following the sale of its majority stake in OTA eLong to Ctrip last year.
Marriott International, with its more than 4,300 properties and 19 brands, has the power to negotiate commissions from online travel agencies, as well as TripAdvisor and Google.
The merger means a bigger OTA than ever before, which rubs some hoteliers the wrong way. Hoteliers need to be more vigilant as competing with a near monopoly of OTAs.
Expedia released the Expedia app for Apple Watch, providing a convenient new way for travelers to receive and access helpful trip information at a glance.