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Take a look, especially if you’ve ever used sites like Expedia or hotels.com, help keep small businesses afloat by spreading the word!

Originally posted on Luna Blue's PlayaZone:

There is a lot of talk in the news these days about the difficulties facing small business owners around the world. Nowhere are these difficulties felt as deeply as in the travel industry. The rapid growth of the control of travel by big business with its multi-billion-dollar internet and advertising power has caused many small travel business owners to be pushed aside. As a result the consumer ends up with limited access to travel choices while the Mom and Pop hotel or tour or shop ends up on the brink of extinction. We know this firsthand, as we are one of those small businesses being unfairly crushed under the weight of travel industry giant Expedia. In fact we think Expedia is trying to put us, and small independent businesses like ours, out of business. And here’s why:

Expedia and its many affiliates, including Hotels.com and Venere.com, invite people to come…

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  1. You know what..I don’t like Expedia. They push hotels that they get cuts from and I ended up in an AWFUL place and they wouldn’t even give me a partial discount even though I checked in and out within five minutes. What a fail!

    I hope you’re having a great week and a Happy New Year!

    Thank you so much for linking up to last week’s Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I’m following you.

    If you have time, we’d love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven’t already! (Thank you so very much if you’ve already linked up, I truly appreciate it!!)

    Come and link up and celebrate the coming weekend with us!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

    • I have never used Expedia but after reading this experience, I definitely won’t! I tend to look for small family owned hotels and private rentals anyway.
      I’m doing alright despite the freezing temperatures here in Portland! Hope you’re doing great as well!
      I linked up, thanks much Jean :)

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