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Texas Cities vs. PCLN, EXPE, OWW et al: A Draw at Best

Texas Cities vs. PCLN, EXPE, OWW et al: A Draw at Best

Late last week, a jury in San Antonio delivered a verdict on a class-action suit against the major OTAs that was brought by around 170 cities in Texas. The verdict against Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity and Priceline is for $20M plus court imposed penalties and interest.

BTN focus: Ski industry braced for a chilly winter

BTN focus: Ski industry braced for a chilly winter

The outlook for skiing in 2009/10 remains uncertain for skiers and the ski business alike. Despite last season’s excellent snow conditions, the feelgood factor has yet to transfer to the forthcoming season, and operators are bracing themselves for a tough season.