The following video is from today's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Charly Travers, Mike Olsen, and Joe Magyer, discuss the latest business news. While using Orbitz, people who own Mac computers were steered toward pricier hotels. In this segment, the guys analyze the wisdom of Orbitz's business strategy and discuss the competitive landscape in the online travel industry. While priceline.com is one of the leaders, the guys also make the case for Ctrip.com International and TripAdvisor.
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