With hotel chains such as Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International making a major push for direct bookings and offering loyalty program members lower rates than they give to online travel agencies, Priceline Group CEO Darren Huston isn’t happy about some of these moves. “I don’t appreciate some of the actions that are taken on a chain level sometimes … ” Huston said during Priceline’s fourth quarter earnings call February 17. However, Huston characterized Booking.com’s relationships with hotels as “tight.” The comments came in response to a question about Hilton Worldwide getting more aggressive in its marketing and chains becoming more stingy in giving sites such as Priceline’s Booking.com last-room availability. Get the full story at Skift