The French Competition starts, in collaboration with 9 National Competition Authorities and the EU Commission, a survey among hoteliers to assess the remedies implemented in the hotel booking sector (Booking.com)

Hotel booking platforms* The Autorité de la concurrence launches, in collaboration with 9 national competition authorities and the European Commission, a survey among hoteliers in order to assess the effects of the remedies implemented in Europe in the hotel booking platforms sector. Background Following the investigation steered by several national competition authorities, certain online booking platforms have modified the parity clauses in their contractswith hotels. These clauses wererestraining their commercial and tariff freedom by prohibiting hotels using online booking platforms to display lower night stay prices on other hotel

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition starts, in collaboration with 9 National Competition Authorities and the EU Commission, a survey among hoteliers to assess the remedies implemented in the hotel booking sector (Booking.com), 12 July 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin Platforms, Art. N° 80148

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