Speaking at German trade show ITB in Berlin, Breckwoldt said: "You can book on TripAdvisor, but we are not managing the booking. We transfer it [to the hotel]." He explained: "We have three models [for hotels]. One is business listings, one is TripConnect which gives live availability and transfers a consumer to the [hotel] site, and one is TripConnect instant booking, where the consumer stays on TripAdvisor to complete the booking. But we give the booking to the hotel. However, analyst Vassilis Syropoulos, director of Juyo Analytics, said: "I see TripAdvisor as an OTA. Who the consumer is paying - these are technicalities. TripAdvisor is an OTA." Get the full story at Traveloution