The Turkish Competition Board concludes its investigation against an online booking platform (Booking.com)

Introduction The Competition Board (“Board”) concluded its investigation with regard to the booking services provided by Booking.com B.V. (“Booking.com”) and by Bookingdotcom Destek Hizmetleri Limited Liability Company. During its investigation, the Board has evaluated whether Articles 4 and 6 of Act No. 4054 on the Protection of Competition (“Competition Act”) were violated by Booking.com’s “best price guarantee” practices. As a result of the investigation, the Board decided that Booking.com violated Article 4 of the Competition Act and, therefore, an administrative fine of 2,543.992.85 TL should be imposed on the undertaking concerned in accordance with Article 16 of the same Act. The reasoned decision has not yet been published. The investigated undertakings Booking.com is an undertaking

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Ercüment Erdem, The Turkish Competition Board concludes its investigation against an online booking platform (Booking.com), 5 January 2017, e-Competitions Platforms, Art. N° 84221

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