So-called parity clauses in contracts between online booking sites and hotels are common in the industry and have led to complaints by rivals and scrutiny by regulators across Europe. The practice allows online travel agents such as, part of U.S.-based Priceline Group, to claim they always offer the cheapest online rates available. After a weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Vice Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, who is also Austria's economy minister, said the government had submitted to parliament a change in legislation that would ban the practice. Get the full story at Reuters and Tnooz