The French Competition Authority obtains extensive commitments from an online hotel booking company (Booking.com)

Online hotel booking sector* The Autorité de la concurrence, in coordination with the European Commission and the Italian and Swedish authorities, has obtained particularly extensive commitments from Booking.com aiming to boost competition between online booking platforms and give hotels more freedom in commercial and pricing matters. These commitments, undertaken for 5 years, will come into force from 1 July 2015 with an intermediary assessment planned for late 2016. In brief Within the scope of a procedure initiated before the Autorité de la concurrence by the main French hotel unions [1] and the Accor group, Booking.com commits to change its commercial practices. Booking.com indeed commits to amend the price parity clause and remove any clause imposing parity obligations in terms

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority obtains extensive commitments from an online hotel booking company (Booking.com), 21 April 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin Platforms, Art. N° 72696

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