The Travel Technology Association is the premier trade association for the travel technology industry, representing the leading online travel companies, travel technology solutions providers, and short-term rental companies, and is dedicated to connecting consumers and travel providers, eliminating barriers to travel, and protecting the traveling public.

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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, and TripAdvisor to Travel Tech,” said Steve Shur, President of Travel Tech. “These three innovators are transforming the way millions around the globe travel with platforms that plug travelers into local economies and provide property owners with a valuable source of income.”

HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas,…

Colorado Court of Appeals Decision Welcome News for Colorado’s Robust Travel Economy

July 07, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Travel Technology Association, or Travel Tech, the trade association for leaders in the online travel industry, release the following statement after Colorado’s Court of Appeals ruled decisively in favor of online travel companies (OTCs) and reversed a previous decision by a lower trial court. The Court of Appeals affirmed the reality that OTCs are not hotels and thus the compensation they retain for their services is not subject to tax.

“We applaud the Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that Colorado hotel tax laws do not apply to OTCs and…

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 way in putting the consumer in the driver’s seat when it comes to transparency, choice, and privacy," said Travel Tech Spokesman Philip Minardi. "Anytime you can give travelers more insight and control as they search, compare, and book travel options, it's a step in the right direction."

On May…