The Turkish Competition Authority orders termination of loyalty-enhancing bonus schemes with travel agents (Amadeus)

The Turkish Competition Board (TCB) has ordered Amadeus Reservation Distribution Systems Co (Amadeus) to terminate the use of a contract clause regarding loyalty-enhancing bonus schemes found in agreements with certain travel agents. According to the contract clause, the travel agents had to agree not to use any other reservation system than Amadeus or else return half of the bonus payments made by Amadeus during the length of the contract. In its contracts with five travel agents in Turkey, Amadeus included a clause by which the travel agent agreed not to use any other reservation system than Amadeus as the

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Pinar Akman, The Turkish Competition Authority orders termination of loyalty-enhancing bonus schemes with travel agents (Amadeus), 3 January 2008, e-Competitions January 2008, Art. N° 17652

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