Articles tagged “antitrust”

Airlines

Alaska-Hawaiian Merger Faces a Justice Department Wary of Airline Combos

Alaska and Hawaiian are singing a similar tune about their combo that other airlines did before their mergers faced the full force of an anti-consolidation Justice Department.

Alaska-Hawaiian Merger Faces a Justice Department Wary of Airline Combos

Online Travel

Google Partners with South Africa to Fix Unfair Search Results for Small Travel Operators 

Google is flipping the script on its anti-competitive behavior in South Africa, with a partnership to bolster digital transformation in the country's tourism sector.

Google Partners with South Africa to Fix Unfair Search Results for Small Travel Operators 

Online Travel

After Booking Deal Went Bust, Etraveli CEO Says Price ‘No Longer in Play’

Booking.com's appeal of the adverse European Commission decision on its merger with eTraveli Group will take years to play out. If self-styled "bigger fish" eTraveli is still around for the taking, it would cost considerably more.

After Booking Deal Went Bust, Etraveli CEO Says Price ‘No Longer in Play’

Online Travel

Booking Sends European Commission Memo to Fight For eTraveli Deal

This is might be called Booking Holdings statement of objections to the EC’s statement of objections to the eTraveli deal. This dust-up is heading for the courts.

Booking Sends European Commission  Memo to Fight For eTraveli Deal

Online Travel

Google Scores Court Victory in Case Alleging Anticompetitive Bias

Google's advertising business sucked the life out of Tripadvisor and others' free search results. The issue of Google's alleged search bias and how it impacts the travel industry is not going away.

Google Scores Court Victory in Case Alleging Anticompetitive Bias

Online Travel

Google and Booking.com Poised for Fallout From EU’s ‘Gatekeeper’ Restrictions

The fine print would ultimately determine the financial impact of the Digital Markets Act. But the fact that Booking Holdings filed a statement from Booking.com with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about it this week means it believes the repercussions could be material to its operations.

Google and Booking.com Poised for Fallout From EU’s ‘Gatekeeper’ Restrictions

Online Travel

Google and Booking Face European Objections Over Competition

Google faces a tougher hill to climb than Booking, although the European Commission's statement of objections puts Booking's Etraveli acquisition in doubt.

Google and Booking Face European Objections Over Competition

Online Travel

Booking Holdings’ Acquisition of Etraveli Draws EU Concern Over Hotel Competition

It's hard to see how Booking's pending acquisition of flight-oriented Etraveli Group would materially hurt the European hotel industry. After all, Booking.com is already Etraveli's partner for hotels.

Booking Holdings’ Acquisition of Etraveli Draws EU Concern Over Hotel Competition

Online Travel

Booking’s Stalled $1.8 Billion Etraveli Acquisition to Spur EU Objections: Report

The EU's objections to Booking's proposed acquisition of flight-tech firm Etraveli Group does not mean the deal is dead. The EU may demand concessions to reshape the pact, which is an important piece of CEO Glenn Fogel's "connected trip" strategy.

Booking’s Stalled $1.8 Billion Etraveli Acquisition to Spur EU Objections: Report

Airlines

U.S. Sues to Block JetBlue and Spirit Merger

As expected, the Justice Department is moving forward to block one of the biggest proposed tie-ups in U.S. airlines in years. Can the deal be saved?

U.S. Sues to Block JetBlue and Spirit Merger