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Could Amazon shake up online travel next?

March 12, 2018


Morgan Stanley analysts see Amazon’s more than 300 million customers as ready and willing consumers of an Amazon travel service. And the $620 million per year that online companies like Expedia spend each year wouldn’t exactly be a stretch for the online giant.

Most of the world perceives Amazon as a retailer, but the company offers plenty of services, including its B2B cloud services and customer-facing pages for finding home services like plumbing or housecleaning. The company is also said to be poised to become a shipper in competition with United Parcel Service and FedEx, and may even get into healthcare.

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