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California Appeals Court Affirms Online Travel Industry Victories in Anaheim and Santa Monica

 California Appeals Court Affirms Online Travel Industry Victories in Anaheim
                               and Santa Monica

Recent landslide of clear legal victories for online travel companies raises
questions about validity of similar litigation

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just weeks after celebrating two
major legal victories in Texas and Hawaii, online travel companies (OTCs)
again announced two more significant court wins, this time in Anaheim and
Santa Monica, California. The California Second District Court of Appeals
today affirmed judgments by the Superior Court of Los Angeles County which
concluded that OTCs were not liable for local lodging taxes on their hotel
reservation services.

"In the span of less than one month, OTCs have recorded impressive victories
in three of the largest travel and tourism markets in the nation. While the
lawyers promoting these cases apparently are unafraid of consistent failure,
it is a shame that communities continue to waste taxpayer dollars on such
futile litigation," said Simon Gros, Chairman of Travel Tech.

About Travel Tech

The Travel and Technology Association, or Travel Tech, is the association for
online travel companies (OTCs) and global distribution systems (GDSs), and is
dedicated to connecting consumers and travel providers, eliminating barriers
to travel and protecting consumers. Travel Tech's members include: Amadeus,
Expedia, Orbitz Worldwide, Priceline, Sabre Holdings, Travelport and
Vegas.com.

SOURCE Travel Tech

Contact: Robin Reck, Director of Communications, +1-202-503-1422,
rreck@interactivetravel.org