And they have a powerful argument; suppliers or online travel agents using market power to prevent competitors from charging a lower rate for an identical product – that certainly sounds like anti-competitive behaviour. Yet governments around the world continue to skirt the issue and two rulings by anti-competition authorities on either side of the globe in the past seven days show what a mess the pricing and selling of hotel rooms has become. The first involves the successful action by Skyscanner to stop Expedia and partnering with InterContinental Hotels Group to offer exclusive rates to a closed user group. Get the full story at Travel Trends