Articles tagged “antitrust”

Airlines

American Airlines, JetBlue Seek to Dismiss Justice Department Suit

American and JetBlue executives have argued that the Justice Department's suit against their alliance is, simply put, "wrong." Now, they've made good on that opposition and have asked a district court to dismiss the lawsuit. Will the judge agree?

American Airlines, JetBlue Seek to Dismiss Justice Department Suit

Coronavirus

Sabre and Amadeus Escape Unscathed From European Commission Antitrust Probe

The commission's inference is that it's more a case of a lack of evidence, rather a compliance with the antitrust rules. Another case into computerized reservation systems is ongoing.

Sabre and Amadeus Escape Unscathed From European Commission Antitrust Probe

Online Travel

There Is A Good Chance Google Travel’s Ambitions Are About To Be Reined In, Legislatively

There is a long lobbyist-filled journey ahead for this House committee-backed bill to cut Google Travel down to size. But it's an important step that was almost unthinkable a few years ago.

There Is A Good Chance Google Travel’s Ambitions Are About To Be Reined In, Legislatively

Online Travel

Trip.com Group CEO Downplays Market Share Against China Antitrust Backdrop

Behind the scenes, China's competition crackdown on internet platforms could eventually have a larger impact on Trip.com Group's partnerships, business practices, and mergers than is generally appreciated. Although a reversal is unlikely, even Trip.com's 2015 acquisition of Qunar has drawn scrutiny.

Trip.com Group CEO Downplays Market Share Against China Antitrust Backdrop

Online Travel

Tax-Free Airport Shopping Evaluated by EU Over Antitrust Claims

Global Blue helps international travelers handle refund claims for value-added tax (VAT) on purchases in the European Union. It now faces allegations that it doesn't play fair. We hope the regulators' review takes less time than it does to stand in line for a VAT refund at an airport.

Tax-Free Airport Shopping Evaluated by EU Over Antitrust Claims

Online Travel

Booking Holdings CEO’s Complicated Messaging in Light of EU Scrutiny

For any regulators listening, Booking.com is a powerful force in the European hotel industry. So is Google. There's no way around it, despite the spin from the CEO.

Booking Holdings CEO’s Complicated Messaging in Light of EU Scrutiny

Online Travel

Expedia’s Shuttering of Another Brand Points to a Clash of Online Travel Strategies

Stay deep or go wide? Online travel companies from Expedia to Airbnb and Booking.com are grappling with these issues. Focusing on core products can clearly be a winning formula, but when you are a public company, pressure to generate growth from new areas is a constant conundrum.

Expedia’s Shuttering of Another Brand Points to a Clash of Online Travel Strategies

Online Travel

Russia Accuses Booking.com of Anticompetitive Practices

Governments around the world have moved to reform online travel agencies' contracts with hotel partners. Booking.com faces a hefty fine if i can't work out a settlement in Russia.

Russia Accuses Booking.com of Anticompetitive Practices

Online Travel

Latest Lawsuit Against Google Demands Changes That Could Impact Travel Search

This latest lawsuit against Google gets closer to the heart of travel industry concerns — the way it handles search results. Google defended itself, saying users could always use Tripadvisor or Expedia instead. You can take the Queen Mary 2 from New York to the UK instead of flying there, too.

Latest Lawsuit Against Google Demands Changes That Could Impact Travel Search

Online Travel

10 U.S. States Sue Google Accusing Search Giant of Abusing Its Advertising Power

There are now a barrage of antitrust lawsuits and regulatory actions pending against Google in the United States and Europe. How much they touch the travel industry concerns remains to be seen and will take years to figure out.

10 U.S. States Sue Google Accusing Search Giant of Abusing Its Advertising Power