Travel Cos. Urge Congress To Fight Google-ITA Deal

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 4:09 PM EST) -- A coalition of travel companies has stepped up its opposition to Google Inc.'s $700 million acquisition of flight-information software company ITA Software Inc., urging members of Congress to call on federal antitrust regulators to challenge the deal.

The coalition — which includes Expedia Inc.,, Hotwire Inc., TripAdvisor LLC and LP — sent a letter to all 538 members of Congress on Tuesday asking them to urge the U.S. Department of Justice to oppose Google's acquisition, which the group claimed would lead to higher...
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