Hyatt Brings Deceptive Ad Claims To TravelPass Antitrust Suit

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Hyatt Corp. shot back Friday at the booking company that brought an antitrust suit that accuses it of conspiring with other hotel chains not to compete for web search terms, telling a Texas federal court that TravelPass' business “depends on deceiving customers.”

TravelPass Group makes its money through deceptive ads that make customers think they’re booking directly with hotel chains instead of a third party, Hyatt told the court in a filing outlining counterclaims against the travel site.

“TravelPass’ endgame? Charging and profiting from commissions and from fees that customers would not have to pay if they did book directly,” the hotel...

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