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The Indian Competition Commission orders an investigation against online travel agencies for imposing vertical restrictions and abuse of dominance (MakeMyTrip / OYO)

Introduction The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (Informant), an association of hotels and restaurants in India, filed an Information [1] with the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against MakeMyTrip India Pvt. Ltd. (MMT), Ibibo Group Private Limited (GoIbibo), (collectively, MMT-Go) and Oravel Stays Private Limited (OYO). MMT and GoIbibo are Online Travel Agencies (OTA) providing travel and tourism related services in India. Pursuant to the acquisition of GoIbibo by MMT, [2] both these players form part of the same group under the Competition Act, 2002 (Act). OYO is also an OTA providing travel and tourism related services to customers through online booking under the brand “OYO Rooms”. The Informant alleged deep discounts and predatory practices, room

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Soumya Hariharan, Nandita Sahai, Sakshi Agarwal, The Indian Competition Commission orders an investigation against online travel agencies for imposing vertical restrictions and abuse of dominance (MakeMyTrip / OYO) , 28 October 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2019, Art. N° 92302

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