In a statement to Tnooz, HRS says it will continue to keep the Best Price Guarantee out of terms and conditions for German hotel partners. HRS also stated, that the new ruling creates a competitive disadvantage for the company compared to other OTAs like Booking.com and Expedia. HRS CEO Tobias Ragge therefore calls for actions by the regulators to create the same conditions for all market participants. According to German law firm Härting, the regulators are aware that Booking.com and Expedia have parity clauses in place. That could also explain, why Booking.com offered to loosen its rate parity clause with hotels earlier in December. Get the full story at Tnooz and Härting (in german) Read also "Booking.com offers to loosen rate-parity requirement for hotels"