The Travel Technology Association, or Travel Tech, is the association for online travel companies (OTCs) and global distribution systems (GDSs), and is dedicated to connecting consumers and travel providers, eliminating barriers to travel, and protecting consumers.
 

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Burlington seeks to squeeze online travel companies for unpaid taxes

Burlington Free Press | March 24, 2014

Written by April Burbank

Burlington has found a way to potentially deepen its tax revenue by cracking down on online sales of hotel and motel rooms — to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars per year, according to one estimate.

The City Council authorized City Attorney…

Chafee eyes tax on travel sites

Providence Business News | March 24, 2014

By Patrick Anderson

Taxes are always more popular when they’re paid by someone else, such as, say, television personality William Shatner.

Maybe that’s why R.I. Director of Administration Richard Licht, when asked by reporters to identify whose taxes would rise under new rules for travel websites proposed…

Travel Tech Fights Governor Chafee’s New Travel Services Tax

The Providence Journal | March 07, 2014

PROVIDENCE — With up to three new casinos and a slots parlor poised to open in neighboring Massachusetts, Governor Chafee is looking to preserve Rhode Island’s share of profits from its largest gambling facility: Twin River Casino in Lincoln.

Chafee, in his proposed $8.5-billion budget, wants to maintain…

California Appeals Court Again Rules OTCs Don’t Owe Occupancy Taxes

Bloomberg | March 07, 2014

March 6 — A California appellate court, as it has on two prior occasions, ruled that online travel companies aren't hotel operators and thus don't owe transient occupancy taxes on the fee they charge consumers to book hotel rooms through their websites (In re Transient Occupancy Tax Cases, Cal.…

 

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Travel Tech Statement on the Transparent Airfares Act

March 10, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Travel Technology Association, or Travel Tech, which represents leaders in the online travel industry, released the following statement after the introduction of H.R. 4156, the Transparent Airfares Act by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Tom Graves…

Travel Tech Announces Support of Norwegian Air’s Application for U.S. Expansion

January 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), which represents leaders in the online travel industry, announced today that it had filed a statement with the U.S. Department of Transportation supporting Norwegian Air International’s application for a international air carrier permit. Granting the application would benefit consumers…

Travel Tech Applauds IATA/Open Allies Agreement

January 23, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), whose members include online travel companies (OTCs) and global distribution systems (GDSs), issued the following statement regarding today’s announced agreement between Open Allies for Airfare Transparency (Open Allies) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on a set of conditions…