Google Maps with hotel pricing — Google says what is the fuss?
Speaking on a panel at the ATME 2010 conference in Boston June 15, Rob Torres, Google’s head of travel, sought to downplay the angst about the hotel search and pricing initiative, labeling it an “experiment.”
Google’s placement of hotel rates right in the middle of Google Maps? What’s all the fuss about?
Since the news broke several months ago that Google Maps was testing hotel search and pricing and also was in talks to acquire flight-search maven ITA Software, there has been fear — and some loathing — about what it all would mean for the travel industry.