Friday, July 07, 2006

AAA monopoly tactics working

AAA Tourism pressure is working as Quickbeds have announced through Travelweekly not only the removal of the self ratings of hotels but dropping them to the bottom of the sort order. I think this is a step to far. While AAA has the legal right to force the removal of the stars from hotel they cannot compel a site to take away another rating system. Quickbeds (and others) should have more strength and faith in their product people and support accommodation of good quality. AAA should rely more on this brand and standing and less on its monopoly legal rights.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Allas a perfect world we do not live in Mr H.

The revenue derived by the association with AAA is more relevant to QBeds than the star rating system.