Ryanair takes on a big guy: Expedia

Okay, here’s Ryanair again, taking on the on-line guys. This time it’s a pretty well established player, though: Expedia. Ryanair says it is ending its hotels booking 724expedia-screen-shot.pngdeal with Expedia in November because the On-line Travel Agency has not honoured the payment terms of their deal. The OTA, based near Seattle in Bellevue, was the only third-party hotels seller allowed on the Ryanair website, and it disputes the airline. They’ve paid, they say, and “strongly believe that Ryanair does not have the right to terminate our agreement,” Expedia said in a statement from its chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi. Expedia won the business in March, 2007, ousting needahotel.com, a Travelport unit. The five-year, private-label deal was supposed to lead to big things for Expedia – despite the fact that Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary had once called Expedia “dead.” We will leave it to you to speculate as to the motives of the players, but note that Ryanair’s chief operating officer, Michael Cawley, says the airline’s already been approached by other hotel distributors.   

You’ll recall that over the summer, Ryanair took on the ‘screen-scrapers’ of Europe, saying it wouldn’t honor reservations made on Internet sites that simply grab fares off of Ryanair’s website. They were mostly smaller players; Expedia is not.

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10 Responses to Ryanair takes on a big guy: Expedia

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    Well, expedia is a scammer. Surce: http://www.victimsofexpedia.com
    DO they try to scam RyanAir?

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