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
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, www.gocalif.ca.gov, or through a hot line, (800)