Regulator closes hotel booking probe, claims not a high priority

A British competition watchdog has dropped an investigation into hotel booking rate discount, claiming a “restriction on administrative priority grounds”. The Competition …


In a game of word association on the closing day of EyeforTravel’s European Travel Distribution Summit (TDS) last week the phrase ‘Google …

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If you work in hospitality you will know that in this fragmented, complicated business things are changing faster than your best barista …


For those of you keeping score at home, it’s now Skyscanner, 1 – OTAs, 0, in the legal game that’s developed around …

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Every week it feels like there is a yet another senior figure in the hotel industry commenting on the spectre that is …


Two of the largest online travel brands on the planet – and Expedia – have agreed to new guidelines which will give other web-based agencies the chance to offer reductions on hotels.


A UK competition regulator, The Office of Fair Trading (OFT), is being kept busy in the travel space right now.


Data trends on price parity in hotel rates across some of the major cities in Europe, showing differences in parity on brand sites and online travel agencies, as well as number in overall parity.


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.

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