Stephen Shur, president of association dismisses the AHLA campaign as a PR stunt and points to a recent Phocuswright report showing $35 billion in OTA bookings last year compared to $32 billion booked direct with hotels. Shur argues that hotels and consumers both benefit from OTAs and that there is no evidence of consumer fraud by suspicious hotel booking sites, as AHLA alleges. But, if both consumers and hotels benefit from the presence of OTAs in the marketplace, why launch such a campaign? Get the full story at Tnooz Read also "US lodging association calls out online travel agencies on misleading strategies" at Tnooz