It wasn’t the only tech-eat-tech online travel company deal in August and it probably won’t be the last in 2018. Nevertheless, Amadeus Hospitality's $1.52 billion acquisition of TravelClick, a provider of cloud-based and data-driven solutions for hotels that promise to maximise revenue, is a significant one. In a similar area, earlier in the month, it also emerged that India-based RateGain, a supplier of hotel software and travel distribution tools for the travel industry, had acquired another tech distribution firm, DHISCO, for an undisclosed sum. While one aspect of these deals is to fill technology gaps, another strategic reason for the Amadeus-TravelClick acquisition was articulated by Francisco Perez-Lozao, Senior Vice President Strategic Growth Businesses, Amadeus. “While we have already made strong progress with the large chains, TravelClick gives us access to the mid-chain and independent hotel segment that makes up almost three-quarters of the market,” he said in a press release. The question, however, is all this consolidation on the tech intermediary front good for consumers, hotels and the wider industry? Will it help hotel management companies provide better tech services for hotel properties, improve the customer experience and lower costs? And, what is the longer term vision? Get the full story at EyeForTravel