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Big three vacation rental firms join Travel Tech Association

Travel Mole | July 28, 2014

In a sign of increasing acceptance of the sharing economy, The Travel Technology Association has granted membership of three of the sector's biggest players - Airbnb, TripAdvisor and HomeAway.

The three companies join the Washington DC based advocacy group which up until now has been dominated by online…

Airbnb, TripAdvisor join Travel Tech trade group

Travel Weekly | July 28, 2014

Travel Tech, a trade group that represents online travel agencies and GDSs, has added review site TripAdvisor and home-listing services Airbnb and HomeAway to its membership roll.

“The short-term rental industry is bringing tangible economic benefits to local communities and homeowners, as well as travelers who gain the…

STRAC management moves under Travel Tech umbrella

VRMIntel | July 28, 2014

Airbnb, HomeAway and TripAdvisor have joined Travel Tech and moved the management of the Short Term Rental Advocacy Center (STRAC) under the Travel Tech umbrella.

Formed in early 2013, STRAC was created through a coalition of Airbnb, HomeAway and TripAdvisor to provide resources to help hosts, homeowners and…

The Airfare Transparency Act, set to pass through Congress in an unlikely way

The Washington Post | July 18, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives’ suspension calendar is an unlikely ground zero for a midsummer battle over airline ticket advertising. But then, almost nothing about the oddly named Transparent Airfares Act, a bill championed by the domestic airline industry, has followed a likely trajectory.

The proposed law would…

Custom airfares: Pro-passenger, or pro-airline?

The Washington Post | July 07, 2014

Mention a “custom” airfare to Joan Eisenstodt, and she’ll admit that she’s worried.

“I live in downtown D.C., not far from the new City Center complex with high-end shops,” says Eisenstodt, a hospitality consultant. “Will I be quoted a higher fare than, say, my niece in a smaller…


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The Travel Technology Association Welcomes Short Term Rental Leaders as New Members

July 22, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Travel Technology Association welcomes AirBnB, HomeAway and TripAdvisor as its newest members. These three companies are the leading innovators in the peer-to-peer economy, providing immense benefits to travelers, short-term rental owners/hosts, small businesses and communities.

“We are excited to welcome AirBnB, HomeAway,…

Travel Tech Submits Formal Comment on Resolution 787

June 13, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Travel Technology Association, or Travel Tech, the trade association for leaders in the travel technology industry released the following statement after submitting formal comments to the Department of Transportation (DOT) on last month’s Resolution 787 ruling.

"The recent decision by DOT goes a long…