Calif. Suspends Hotel Res Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Division of Tourism temporarily suspended operation of its controversial lodging reservations system, according to a lawmaker who convened a special legislative session here to address the topic.

As reported, travel agents argued that the state service, which was launched late last year, competes unfairly with the private retail community.

California Assemblywoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) said the state put the service on hold for 60 days "pending the results of multiparty discussions" on the issue.

The hotel reservations system is used by consumers via a Web site,, or through a hot line, (800) GO-CALIF.

JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI