Ms Stefanie Stegbauer

Stefanie Stegbauer

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IT & Internet

Ban on most-favoured nation clauses in online travel sector – end of online booking services?
Austria | November 01 2016

A draft law amending the Federal Act against Unfair Competition 1984 and the Price Labelling Act was recently published for public consultation. The draft law intends to introduce a ban on most-favoured nation clauses in contracts between online travel agencies and hotel operators. Commercially, the draft law puts online travel agencies' business model at risk and may even deter innovation and investments beyond this niche industry.