In January the OFT (now the Competition and Markets Authority) announced it had come to an arrangement with Expedia, and Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). This agreement meant a two-year investigation into allegations that these firms illegally set hotel prices stopped short of a full infringement investigation after they agreed to make concessions. However, Skyscanner objected to these concessions claiming they not only allowed “residual” competition restrictions to remain but introduced a new one preventing the advertisement of available discounts. A two-day Competition Appeal Tribunal hearing started in London yesterday, as Skyscanner sought to quash the original decision by the OFT and force the CMA to re-open the case. Get the full story at Travolution