Hotels? Trivago's best deals were with best advertisers, ACCC claims
by Michael Fowler, Brisbane Times
Australia's competition watchdog has accused online giant Trivago of rejecting cheaper deals for customers unless advertisers offered royalties deemed acceptable by the hotel comparison website.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission kicked off its case against Trivago in the Federal Court on Monday, producing memos that showed the website invited advertisers to pay more to "block" rival offers.