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Hotels Think You Want This Bill. Think Again, Hotels

The hotel industry is celebrating a big win after the recent introduction of the Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2016 in the Senate. “It’s a good bill,” says Rosanna Maietta, a spokeswoman for the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), which has been pushing for the legislation. She’s right. It’s a good bill — especially for the hotel industry. The proposed law requires third-party booking sites to prominently notify users that they aren’t associated with a hotel’s website before charging their credit cards.
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