Expedia fined for misleading the French

first_imgThe French branch of Expedia has been forced to pay up to €427,000 (AU$590,000) to hoteliers after it was found guilty by the French court for advertising misleading accommodation prices, information and availability.The decision made earlier this week by the Tribunal de Commerce de Paris was made after the company was investigated by a French anti-fraud agency, DGCCRF, The Connexion reported.According to the newspaper, the investigation found that online shoppers were advised certain hotels were full and then re-directed to other hotels that were found to have commercial ties with Expedia and its sub-brand Hotels.com.The court advised that up to €305,000 of the money will be directed to the hoteliers federation, Synhorcat, while the rest will be awarded to the two hotels involved in the incident Hôtel de la Place du Louvre in Paris (€79,000) and the Château Guilguiffin, in Landudec, Finistère (€43,000). Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more