Italian watchdog probes Expedia, Booking.com hotel deals

Monday 19 May 2014 | 15:00 CET | News
Italy's anti-trust and competition authority has launched an investigation to determine whether the commercial practices of online travel websites Booking.com and Expedia are limiting price competition. The decision to place Booking.com and Expedia under investigation was taken at a 07 May meeting of the regulator after concerns were raised by the Italian hotels association Federalberghi, the Italian financial police and the Italian Association for Computers and Automated Calculation (AICA). In February Federalberghi filed a complaint accusing the sites of hindering competition by imposing

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