For travel technology writher Phil Butler, Expedia came up with Accelerator on the growth spurt that came about in 2011 for hotel economies. "The corporate bean counters there, dedicated to slicing and dicing the bottom line always, they were vested in the experiment anyhow. So, some brilliant actuary at Expedia has an “aha!” moment, realizing the “optimizing” solvent and popular hotels was the only way to scratch out another % point or two. And there you have “Accelerator” – the market place where hotel owners, “step right up and take your chances folks, come one come all.” I feel like it’s a carnival ride where only the successful hotels get to ride, and to pay even more for their past successes too" he writes. Get the full story at Argophilia Read also "Expedia turns hotel search results pages into a marketplace"