ACCC continues to investigate Qantas over stake in regional competitor
by Huntley Mitchell
As you’ll discover here, the unprecedented uncertainty in the aviation industry has led to ACCC tsar Rod Sims tightening his grip on the competition watchdog’s microscope.
Road & Rail
ACCC revokes interim authorisation for car rental companies to negotiate with Cairns Airport
Here’s a rare bit of news from the car rental industry, sans any ‘Sky Breeze’ or ‘Vanilla Bliss’ smells coming from the vent air freshener.
Travel agents “well within their legal rights” to charge cancellation fees, says Westbury
AFTA’s chief executive has gone into bat for agents once again. Travel Weekly understands he’s chosen his Gray-Nicholls English willow to use this time around.
Industry body engages ACCC for travel policy development
One of the industry’s peak bodies has stepped up to the plate to assist with policy development for COVID-19-related travel cancellations.
ACCC allows Rex to coordinate flights with Qantas and Virgin
The move is welcome news for the regional carrier, which announced last week it will shut down all passenger services across the country, except for Queensland.
Trivago licks its wounds after court loss, as industry bodies applaud ruling
by Huntley Mitchell
Trivago has responded to the Federal Court’s ruling that it misled consumers about hotel room rates on its website and in its TV ads. Find out what the OTA had to say here.
Federal Court finds Trivago misled consumers about hotel room rates
An OTA using dodgy tactics is like a red rag to a bull for agents, so best take a couple of deep breaths and prepare a pillow to scream in before reading this.
Jetstar hit with $1.95m fine for misleading refund claims
Jetstar has been forced to return its new office chaise longue and smudge-proof fridge after being served a whopping fine for misleading consumers.
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