The UK OFT clears way for discounts on hotel rooms (Booking.com / Expedia / IHG)

United Kingdom: OFT clears Way for Discounts on Hotel Rooms* On 31 January 2014, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) accepted formal commitments from two of the UK’s largest online travel agents, Booking.com B.V. (Booking.com) and Expedia Inc (Expedia), together with InterContinental Hotels Group plc (IHG), which will enable online travel agents (OTAs) and hotels to offer discounts on rates for hotel rooms. The commitments, made binding in January 2014, mean that by the end of April 2014 all OTAs and hotels that

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European Competition Network Brief, The UK OFT clears way for discounts on hotel rooms (Booking.com / Expedia / IHG), 31 January 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin Platforms, Art. N° 64358

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