MSE News: Hotel room prices could fall following an OFT investigation

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Former_MSE_Helen Posts: 2,382 Forumite
"Three travel firms will 'relax' an agreement, which prevented other online travel agents from selling discounted rooms..."
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Hotel room prices could fall following an OFT investigation

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  • Pincher
    Pincher Posts: 6,552 Forumite
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    Hear, hear, no more discounting for the riff-raff.

    I was in a five star hotel a few months ago, the place was clearly too good for me. ;)
  • budgetflyer
    budgetflyer Posts: 5,949 Forumite
    You can can be almost certain that the first thing to happen will be ICH will ditch their "Best Rate Guarantee"
  • budgetflyer
    budgetflyer Posts: 5,949 Forumite
    I can not believe the lack of interest in this!
    This has been blatant price fixing, while IHC Group have been promoting a best rate guarantee that has been ni on impossible to claim on (in the UK anyway)
    Yet even after being exposed, same 3 companies are still at it!
    RANDOM SEARCH RESULT

    ICH HOTEL
    Roxburgh, Edinburgh 1 Oct to 3 Oct
    ICH HOTELS £244
    BOOKING.COM £244
    EXPEDIA £244
  • Alias_Omega
    Alias_Omega Posts: 7,912 Forumite
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    If I cant find a hotel for the right price, I move on and search elsewhere. I might have to drop from a Hotel to a B&B, or even dig out the old tent.

    Why pay £80 for a hotel room, when I can pay £10 to camp, which leaves me £70 for beer. After £10 of beer, I wont really care where I sleep, nor feel the difference. I'll be pretty dead until 8am..
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