Hotel rate parity campaigner backs away with final poke at regulators (and a cheeky website)
by Kevin May, Tnooz
The travel executive who triggered the long-running investigation into alleged bullying by major online travel agencies over hotel pricing is giving up his fight.
Skoosh director Dorian Harris says he is removing himself from the ongoing consultation process so he can “return to my business and my life”, after almost seeing his company go bankrupt as a result of his very public campaigning.
The saga started four years ago when Harris complained to the UK’s business watchdog, The Office of Fair Trading, regarding what he claimed were breaches of competition law as a result of Booking.com and Expedia putting pressure on hotels to stop smaller online travel agencies from varying their prices. ...