The ACCC is asking for submissions from Australian accommodation providers about price parity clauses imposed by online travel agents. The consultation will assist the ACCC broaden its understanding of the impact of volume and price parity clauses used by online travel agents, and how price parity clauses operate with last room availability clauses.
The information gathered through this consultation will help the ACCC assess whether these arrangements raises any competition issues.
The consultation opens today and closes on 27 September 2015. The consultation can be accessed via the ACCC's consultation hub.