The New Threat to Online Travel Sites

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric look at how Google's acquisition of ITA affected its revenues last quarter and how it could affect the broader online travel industry. Google accounts for a large chunk of downstream traffic for travel sites, so even if it's not directly competing with these sites, any loss of traffic from the search engine could be a threat to the industry that investors aren't watching.

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At the time this article was published BothEric BleekerandJeremy Phillipsown shares of no companies listed above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Google.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Google and priceline.com. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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