Expedia Group Severs Ties With Hopper
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Expedia Group Severs Ties With Hopper

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Rafael Peña
Rafael Peña Jul 13, 2023

Expedia Group and Hopper are locked in a bitter dispute after Expedia terminated its supply relationship with Hopper. Expedia accused Hopper of “exploiting consumer anxiety and confusing customers” with its fintech ancillaries, while Hopper said Expedia was trying to stifle competition.

The split is a major blow to Hopper, which gets a significant portion of its inventory from Expedia. Hopper said it will not be affected by the loss of Expedia inventory. However, industry experts say it could hurt the company’s growth.

Competition Is Growing

Expedia’s decision to cut ties with Hopper is a sign of the growing competition in the online travel market. Hopper is one of several startups that have emerged in recent years to challenge the dominance of Expedia and other traditional travel agencies.

The dispute between Expedia and Hopper is likely to continue, as both companies are vying for market share in the rapidly growing online travel market.

What Does This Mean For Consumers?

It’s too early to say what the long-term impact of the dispute will be on consumers. However, it’s possible that prices could rise as a result of the loss of competition.

In the short term, consumers may have fewer options to choose from when booking travel. Hopper’s app is a popular choice for travelers. The loss of Expedia’s inventory could make it more challenging to find the best deals.

What Happens Next?

Both companies have said they are committed to fighting for their respective positions in the market. It’s possible that the dispute could be resolved through mediation or arbitration. However, it’s also possible that the two companies will take their case to court.

The outcome of the dispute will have a significant impact on the online travel market. If Hopper can win back Expedia’s inventory, it could solidify its position as a leading player in the market. However, if Expedia is successful in blocking Hopper from accessing its inventory, it could deal a major blow to the startup.

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