CASE COMMENTS: UNILATERAL PRACTICES - EXCLUSIONARY CONDUCT - COMMITMENTS

Exclusionary conduct : The French Competition Authority obtains commitments from a dominant online travel agency aiming at increasing the competition intensity between online intermediation platforms and providing hotels additional commercial leeway (Booking.com)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Booking.com holds a position likely to be described as dominant on the market for the online offer of French hotel overnight accommodation reservation services (overnight stays alone as opposed to overnight stays included in travel packages and reservations linked to corporate travel). Moreover, its market position is reinforced not only by its reputation but also by the importance of indirect network effects in the market under consideration. Indeed, dominance in such markets is in itself inexorably accentuated as the cost to a hotel of not being listed on a given platform increases with the market share of that platform. The French Competition

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  • Côte d’Azur University, GREDEG (Nice)

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Frédéric Marty, Exclusionary conduct : The French Competition Authority obtains commitments from a dominant online travel agency aiming at increasing the competition intensity between online intermediation platforms and providing hotels additional commercial leeway (Booking.com), 21 April 2015, Concurrences N° 3-2015, Art. N° 75014, pp. 83-85

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