Misleading Travel Websites

Travel Websites Ticked off over 'Misleading' Claims - BBC

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Websites that show bargain prices for flights, hotels and other travel bookings, are not giving customers accurate information, say European consumer protection authorities.

The first price shown was often much lower than the final price, they said.

Some offers that look too good to be true, are - because when you click to buy they aren't available.

"These websites are misleading consumers," said Vera Jourova, the EU commissioner responsible.

The Consumer Protection Cooperation body said the 235 websites that they had identified would be required to correct the problems.

If websites failed to comply, national authorities could pursue legal proceedings, it said.

"The companies concerned need to respect the European consumer rules, just like a travel agent would," said Ms Jourova, the EU Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality. 

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