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Travel firms urge Congress to oppose Google-ITA deal

11/19/2010| 9:25:43 AM| 中文

A group of online travel companies opposing Google Inc.’s $700 million acquisition of ITA software Inc. in Cambridge sent letters yesterday to every member of Congress, urging them to put pressure on the Department of Justice to challenge the deal.

The group, formed last month, calls itself FairSearch.org and includes Kayak.com, a Norwalk, Conn. travel website that was backed by Boston venture capitalists; Expedia Inc., which runs TripAdvisor in Newton; Hotwire; and others.

The letter invokes the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel crush as prime time for consumers — and constituents — needing a robust marketplace of flights and competitive fares.

Read the full story at http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2010/11/17/travel_firms_urge_congress_to_oppose_google_ita_deal/

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