The U.S. hotel industry plans to step up a lobbying and public-relations attack on Expedia and Priceline Group, hoping to convince consumers and members of the Trump administration that the travel-booking giants are monopolistic. The American Hotel & Lodging Association, an industry group whose membership includes Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels and Hilton Worldwide Holdings, devised plans for a campaign saying the online travel companies use unfair practices in their search businesses, according to board meeting documents seen by Bloomberg. The trade group intends to lobby Federal Trade Commission officials on the issue to try to ensure that new members picked by President Donald Trump are friendly to hotels, according to the documents prepared for a January meeting of the group’s board. Get the full story at Bloomberg