This article looks at the ongoing trials and tribulations of some of the major Online Travel Agents in respect of 'Rate Parity' agreements.

The essence of this article is that the hotel would still be required to offer Booking.com the same or better rates than the hotel offers to consumers, but the hotel would be free to offer Expedia, Hotels.com, Venere, Lastmintute.com, Ebookers or other Booking.com competitors better rates.

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http://skift.com/2014/12/15/booking-com-unveils-tentative-agreement-to-appease-european-regulators