Industry Update
External Article 3 February 2014

Google, Facebook, TripAdvisor tout benefits

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Representatives from three of the biggest disrupters in the distribution space on Monday pitched themselves as partners to the thousands of hotel owners and operators in attendance at the open general session at the Americas Lodging Investment Summit. The responses came after moderator Kathleen Matthews, Marriott International’s executive VP and chief global communications officer, asked whether Google’s, Facebook’s and TripAdvisor’s respective forays into the travel industry were done as a means of maximizing or “poaching” hoteliers’ revenues.

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