The UK’s Office of Fair Trading had a key point: Kayak makes less than Â£70 million a year in the UK.
Last week, we reported that Britainâ€™s Office Of Fair Trading (OFT) is casting its eye over US travel giant Expedia’s recent bid to buy control of DÃ¼sseldorf-based hotel search company Trivago. Among other things, there had been some questions about Expedia using Trivago to display its own results more prominently, despite assurances of otherwise during [...]
Britain’s Office Of Fair Trading (OFT) is investigating the recent acquisitions of Trivago by Expedia and Kayak by Priceline.
A US e-petition questions airlines’ ancillary sales practices, and UK authorities warn travel sites about fare display rules
A US lobbying firm launched an online petition requesting that the US government mandate that all airlines provide all of their optional services data to GDSs, while in the UK regulators warned travel sites that they must comply with new regulations on displaying total fare prices.
Are we seeing the floodgates beginning to open with the hotel price parity issue? Perhaps so, with news of another attempt at a class action in the US against online travel agencies and hotel chains.
A class action suit was filed this week in California against various major online travel retailers and hotel chains alleging antitrust violations in relation to resale price management (RPM) agreements.
There is a whiff of anger in the air, it appears, over alleged price fixing between online travel agencies and hotels – with a class action being brought against some of the biggest travel brands on the planet in the US.
Two years in the making, UK regulator The Office of Fair Trading has cited Expedia, Booking.com and InterContinental Hotels in its investigation into fixing hotel rates.
EasyJet is making changes overnight to the way consumers pay for its flights with the introduction of a Â£9 administration charge.