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January 07, 2011 08:27 ET

Equity Research on Expedia Inc. and priceline.com Incorporated - Online Travel Agents in Disputes With Airlines

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the general entertainment industry and has completed analytical research on Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) and priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ: PCLN). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

The air travel industry has seen a strong recovery recently. With average airfares down for the holiday season in the U.S. more people are once again beginning to cram themselves into airplane seats now that the global economy has started to recover. While the industry still remains highly commoditized due to price being consumers' primary concern, increased demand should help support a rise in airfares and increased volume will help some players in the General Entertainment sector increase their fee-based revenue. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the general entertainment industry.

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There is a lot of controversy over the fees being paid between online travel agents and airlines lately. American Airlines is working to change the way travel agents access fares and schedules in order to save themselves money paid to global distribution systems. Online travel agents usually get their prices and schedules from the GDS systems and then the airlines pay a fee to both GDS and the agent each time they sell a seat. The airline industry is hoping to eliminate the middle man and have online travel agents access their information through a direct connect system. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Travel agents stand to lose some revenue from fees if this major change takes place. Players in the industry such as Expedia Inc. are arguing that the shift would limit consumers' choice by making it more difficult to compare fares across the industry. Some travel sites such as priceline.com Incorporated have already switched to the new system inconspicuously and are now being endorsed by American Airlines. There is some belief that this is simply posturing by the airline industry in hope that they will have a larger measure of power when negotiating comes up later this year with GDS systems. Expedia Inc. and priceline.com Incorporated research reports are accessible for free by registering today at www.stockcall.com/EXPE070111.pdf orwww.stockcall.com/PCLN070111.pdf

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