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Switzerland: The Swiss Competition Commission bans parity clauses used by the three largest hotel online booking platforms (Hotel online booking)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The Swiss Competition Commission ("Comco") opened an investigation on 11 December 2012 against the three largest online hotel booking platform operators, Booking.com, Expedia and HRS. The investigation focused on the parity clauses, relating to rates, room availability and accommodation conditions, concluded between these three online travel agencies and their respective partner hotels. However, Comco did not examine the less restrictive clauses introduced by Booking.com and Expedia in 2015, following commitments made by Booking.com to the French, Italian and Swedish competition authorities. In its decision of 19 October 2015, the Comco concluded that the

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Julia Xoudis, Switzerland: The Swiss Competition Commission bans parity clauses used by the three largest hotel online booking platforms (Hotel online booking), 19 October 2015, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79551, pp. 232-235

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