Out of the blue, Amazon has decided to shut down its travel booking site, Amazon Destinations! Amazon entered into the hotel-booking business in April 2015 with Amazon Destinations, a travel reservation service focusing on weekend retreats and getaways in the Northeast, the Pacific Northwest, and Southern California. Along with the closure of Amazon Destinations, the company has also decided to stop selling hotel reservations through Amazon Local, as well. Amazon’s advantages of scale and cross-selling made it a good competitor in the OTA domain. However, too much diversification might not have gone down well with the company. Additionally, the expansion of growth of the leading OTA players could have been a cause for Amazon’s decision, too. Get the full story at Trefis