OTAs escape Europe's digital gatekeeper list

Online travel companies do not meet the threshold to be called gatekeepers under the European Digital Markets Act (DMA) - at least for now

Jul 5, 2023

Digital gatekeepers are large companies that are an access point for consumers and are able to use their market position and power in a way that impacts other markets. Today the European Commission published its first list of companies that meet the criteria.

Key takeaways

  • On the list are Google-parent Alpha, Facebook-parent Meta, Apple, Amazon, Tiktok-parent Bytedance, Microsoft and Samsung;
  • Companies on the list now have a set of "dos" and "don'ts" that they must comply with in their daily operations;
  • Booking.com in a statement said "We are engaged in constructive discussions with the European Commission on the applicability of the DMA and look forward to continuing this dialogue."

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