Report Claims Hotels Ordering Agents Not to Offer Discounted Rooms

Distressing news from the Daily Telegraph, which is reporting that some hotels in the UK are accused of secretly ordering travel agents not to offer discounted rooms. Those cutting the price of hotels beneath the secretly fixed prices are banned from selling rooms in future.

The scandal has allegedly stopped some agents reducing the price of hotel rooms at well-known properties around the world by up to 25 percent.

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has started an investigation into price-fixing by hotels and travel agents which could lead to the cost of family holidays falling by hundreds of pounds.

In the report, the Daily Telegraph says key documents at the heart of the OFT investigation "purport to disclose how hotel chains including Radisson, Thistle and Starwood are ordering travel agents not to offer discount prices."

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