The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal quashes a decision of the Competition Authority to accept commitments for failing to inform itself about the possible impact on price transparency of an obvious restriction on disclosure of price information in the online booking sector (Skyscanner)

UK Court quashes decision accepting the commitments by OTAs and hotel chain in the online booking sector* Last 26 September, following an appeal by meta-search site Skyscanner, the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) quashed the decision of the Office of Fair Trading (the “OFT”) to accept commitments to remove certain discounting restrictions for online travel agents (“OTA”) following the OFT investigation into the online supply of room-only hotel accommodation by OTAs. As it may be recalled, last January 2014 the OFT accepted commitments from online travel agents, Booking.com B.V. (“Booking.com”, and its ultimate

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Gabriele Accardo, The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal quashes a decision of the Competition Authority to accept commitments for failing to inform itself about the possible impact on price transparency of an obvious restriction on disclosure of price information in the online booking sector (Skyscanner), 26 September 2014, e-Competitions September 2014, Art. N° 72166

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