Hospitality & Leisure – eCommerce

On February 21st, the EU Commission fined Spanish hotel group Meliá €6.678.000 for including restrictive clauses in its agreements with tour operators.

In February 2017 the Commission opened antitrust investigations into agreements regarding hotel accommodation concluded by Meliá, following complaints by consumers. The investigation also covered similar agreements concluded by the four largest European tour operators (Kuoni, REWE, Thomas Cook, TUI). The investigations against the tour operators were later dropped.

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