Sources told Hotel News Now that the landscape is fundamentally unchanged as Booking.com and Expedia dominate the market. Markus Luthe, CEO of the German Hotel Association, told HNN “the alleged commitments from Expedia and Booking.com just turn out as another bluff in an unspeakable parity poker with the competition authorities.” Luthe said nothing has been altered. “The given commitments to antitrust authorities … for more competition are reduced to absurdity by the positions taken by Booking.com and Expedia. Booking.com allows the hotel to offer a lower price on Expedia than on Booking.com but not on the hotel website. Expedia allows the hotel to offer a lower price on Booking.com than on Expedia but not on the hotel website,” Luthe said. Get the full story at Hotel News Now