The change is already visible in the Amazon Local app, at properties in states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Oregon. According to the report, Amazon downplays any plans to compete against Bellevue-based Expedia and its family of sites - and Amazon still has just a fraction of Expedia’s presence in hotel booking - but hotel operators tell Skift that they expect Amazon to compete more aggressively than the company is letting on. It’s the latest expansion of the Amazon Local app, which over the past year has also added new features including restaurant reviews and food takeout and delivery. When reports of Amazon’s broader hotel plans first surfaced last fall, Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC, “It’s a big business - this is a trillion-dollar global industry. It’s a really attractive industry. It’s always been competitive. So we welcome Amazon to the party, so to speak. It’s a business that has been growing really, really well, so it’s no wonder that other companies are looking at it.” Get the full story at GeekWire and Skift