The Times story pointed out how long-standing OTAs like Expedia and, and start- up travel apps like Skylark and Lola, are including more and more five-star properties in their inventory, and bundling discounted packages with first-class airfare. Leslie Cafferty, vice president and head of global communications, is quoted in the article saying her company’s five-star hotel reservations through September 2016 grew 40% this year versus last. For example, the five-star Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris, part of the 10-property Dorchester Collection, is available at Experts are closely watching the trend, but question whether high-net-worth travelers want to take a chance on booking through an OTA. Get the full story at Travel Market Report