08 September 2007

Sabre and Amadeus head for full investigation of proposed JV

The EU has just announced that it has deemed that the competition issue between these two behemoths deserves full investigation:

Origial Case Number 2007/c 190.

However in typical EC style you still have only until the 12th September to comment.

Any concentration of GDS type power even at this JV level is in our view likely to result in reduced competition. While we applaud the need for the market to have a better way of processing hotel transactions - we remain skeptical on the value of these two players providing it.

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