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Digital Markets Act: European Commission Designates Booking.com As Gatekeeper

May 13, 2024

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The European Commission has today designated Booking Holdings, the parent company of Booking.com, as a gatekeeper platform under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Booking.com now has six months to comply with all the do’s and don’ts as a gatekeeper. HOTREC strongly supports the official designation. European hoteliers are confronted with far too many unfair business practices and impairments by Booking.com that have a huge impact on their performance.

Booking Holdings is still attempting to prevent hotels from offering better prices on their own distribution channels than via the Booking.com platform. Moreover, Booking is not sufficiently sharing its data with hotel partners. These are just two of the many issues that should finally be resolved thanks to today’s designation of Booking.com as a gatekeeper under the DMA.

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