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Competition & Antitrust

29 October 2020
Anna Turi More pressure selling in hotel booking sector – cooperation with HCA prevents substantial fine

Hungary - Schoenherr

Following the first market study in the consumer protection field in 2019 relating to the application of digital comparison tools, the Hungarian Competition Authority did not hesitate to apply its findings in practice. In early 2020 it imposed a record fine on Booking.com BV for unfair commercial practices. This has now been followed by a decision that Szallas.hu, the biggest local market player and a main competitor of Booking.com, engaged in unfair practices. However, this time, no fine was imposed.

Authors: Anna Turi, Márk Kovács
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