Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Google Checks In to the Hotel Business - WSJ.com

I'm guessing this is another schema.org case study candidate domain

"The idea is to encourage travelers to plan more of their trips directly on Google. In the process Google gets them closer to making a booking, which experts expect will make referrals more valuable, prompting travel agencies and hotel operators to pay more for clicks on Google ads over time. It also encourages more hotel operators to place ads on Google directly, bypassing online travel agencies that charge commissions of up to 25%.

In its latest move related to hotels, Google on Monday struck a licensing deal that will give it access to technology from hotel-booking software startup Room 77 while adding engineers to Google's hotel-search team."
Google Checks In to the Hotel Business - WSJ.com
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