EU: Booking and Expedia accused of breaking antitrust law

EU: Booking and Expedia accused of breaking antitrust law

According to a report from Bloomberg Nustay has filed a complaint to the European Union’s antitrust regulator, claiming Expedia and Booking are trying to “kill off” the startup for offering lower prices and punishing hotels that appear on its site. The Danish company said the online travel giants were in breach of competition rules by trying […]

UK: Hotel booking sites to end “misleading” sales

UK: Hotel booking sites to end “misleading” sales

Major travel websites including Trivago, Expedia, Agoda, and Booking.com have agreed to change the way they do business after a UK investigation found some of them were deceiving users about hotel room prices and search results. The UK Competition and Markets Authority on Wednesday, February 6, announced the results of its probe, which focused on […]

US: Amazon, Expedia, GitHub back lawsuit against Trump immigration bans

US: Amazon, Expedia, GitHub back lawsuit against Trump immigration bans

On Monday Amazon and Expedia filed declarations of support for Washington state’s lawsuit against Trump’s executive order. This executive order things temporarily bans immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries. There is also a tech industry meeting set for Tuesday to explore filing an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit against the bans. Amazon CEO Jeff […]

Relying on EU Soft Law Before National Competition Authorities: Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst

Oana Stefan, Jul 15, 2013 Instruments deprived of legally binding force according to Article 288 TFEU—notices, guidelines, communications, etc.—have been issued in EU competition law since the 1960s. Bearing a vast variety of names and coming in different forms, all these instruments can be gathered under the umbrella notion of “soft law.” As experienced in […]

Expedia and Booking.com: Agent or Distributor?

Ioannis Kokkoris, Jan 24, 2013 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) presents: Expedia and Booking.com: Agent or Distributor? by Ioannis Kokkoris* (University of Reading) (Click here for a PDF version of the article.)   * Professor of Law and Economics, Consultant and Executive Director, Centre for Commercial Law and Financial Regulation […]