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Marriott Is Using Its Muscle to Fight Off Expedia and Priceline

  • Commissions received by online travel agents can exceed 10%
  • Google expanding in travel services, Facebook may get in

The bidding war for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. made global headlines as Marriott International Inc. fended off China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co. to become the world’s biggest hotel operator. Now Marriott has to figure out how to use its new edge in another long-simmering battle.

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