The EU Commission clears a merger in the electronic travel distribution services through a global distribution system (GDS) (Travelport / Worldspan)

"Merger control: Main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2007"* On 21 August the Commission cleared Travelport‘s proposed acquisition of sole control of Worldspan. Both companies provide electronic travel distribution services through a Global Distribution System (GDS). There were initial concerns that the proposed transaction would give rise to competition problems on the market for the provision of GDS services to travel service providers (airlines, car rental companies, hotels, etc) in the European Economic Area (EEA) and to travel agents in several Member States (Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The

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  • JG Associates (Brussels)
  • DG COMP (Brussels)

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John Gatti, Mary Loughran, The EU Commission clears a merger in the electronic travel distribution services through a global distribution system (GDS) (Travelport / Worldspan), 21 August 2007, e-Competitions August 2007, Art. N° 37765

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