Expedia's planned $703 million purchase of Wotif.com Holdings has been delayed again after the New Zealand Commerce Commission issued a letter of "unresolved issues" relating to the acquisition of the online accommodation provider. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission approved the deal earlier this month and Wotif shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of the acquisition via scheme of arrangement. However, the NZ regulator has postponed its final decision on the deal several times. In an update to the market, Wotif said the NZCC letter focused on its continuing investigation of the competitive constraints between online travel agencies (OTAs), including from domestic and international OTAs, bricks and mortar travel agents, metasearch sites and other evolving online business models and from other distribution channels, including direct hotel bookings. Get the full story at the Bisbane Times