Hotel lobbyists prep for assault on online travel players

|By:, SA News Editor

The American Hotel & Lodging Association plans to lobby against the "unfair" practices of online travel companies, according to a peek at board documents by Bloomberg.

The group has its 2017 Legislative Action Summit planned for May 17 and is bringing in House Majority Whip Steve Scalise as a speaker.

Naturally, Expedia (EXPE -0.9%) and Priceline (PCLN -0.3%) plan to defend themselves against the accusations from the AHLA by maintaining that their services are not monopolistic.

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