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Two American ex-pats are fighting a losing battle with Expedia after the travel service giant listed the hotel they own on Mexico's Caribbean Coast as sold out thought the end of 2013 - even though it's not.
Tony and Cheri Head say they have been warring with Expedia ever since they started an account with the company a year ago for their small 18-room hotel, Luna Blue.
'We’re getting emails from people saying, "you know, we’re so sorry you were booked for that time, I booked another hotel," and we’re writing back, "we’re not booked!"' Tony Head told The Verge.
The saga began when an Expedia marketing agent visited their hotel, which has a four-and-half-star rating (out of five stars) on TripAdvisor, and offered their booking service as a means to grow their guest traffic.
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