Battle Of The Bookings: Hotels Take Aim At Online Travel Agencies03:47
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The websites for online travel reservation companies Expedia and Orbitz. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The websites for online travel reservation companies Expedia and Orbitz. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Hotel chains are trying to reduce their reliance on third-party reservation websites like Priceline and Expedia, which typically take a cut of each booking. But a recent survey shows most travelers under 35 prefer online search engines to hotel sites despite efforts by hotel chains to expand rewards programs.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jason Bellini (@jasonbellini) of The Wall Street Journal about the trade-offs faced by hotels and airlines that use online travel agencies.

This segment aired on May 30, 2017.

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