Any Future Regulations Should Apply Equally to All Entities Supplying Travel Pricing Information
[Arlington, VA] [February 8, 2023] – The Travel TechnologyAssociation (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry and consistent advocate for public policy that supports a competitive and transparent marketplace, filed comments today in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) seeking comments on the “prevalence of fee practices that may be unfair or deceptive acts or practices,” (Commission Matter No. R207011).
“Travel Tech members are steadfast advocates for transparency. It is core to their business models and the services they provide to consumers,” stated Laura Chadwick, President & CEO of the Travel Technology Association. “Across all aspects of travel planning, transparency allows travelers to compare options, make informed choices, and receive the best value.”
In its comments, Travel Tech details how its members provide travelers with all information provided to them by accommodation suppliers so consumers are aware of the resort fees that will be assessed on-site.
Travel Tech’s comments also address how ambiguous or overly narrow rules potentially adopted by the FTC may impact the online travel marketplace.
“Any regulation in this area must apply equally to all entities advertising travel pricing information to consumers both online and offline. Without a level playing field, it could distort the online marketplace for travel, and lead to more consumer frustration, and not less.”
About Travel Tech
The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) is the voice of the travel technology industry, advocating for public policy that promotes transparency and competition in the marketplace to encourage innovation and preserve consumer choice. Travel Tech represents the leading innovators in travel technology, including global distribution systems, online travel agencies and metasearch companies, travel management companies, and short-term rental platforms.
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