Booking.com is still giving a false impression of hotel availability to rush consumers into making a booking, Which? Travel has found. Our snapshot research repeatedly found that ‘only 1 room left on our site’ prompts didn’t ring true when clicking through to the booking page.
Our investigation finds hotel booking websites, like Booking.com and Trivago, still using skewed search results, pressure sales and other dodgy sales tactics.
Hotel booking sites have been ordered to be more transparent about discounts and hidden charges after an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The government watchdog took enforcement action against Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, ebookers and Trivago for potentially breaking consumer protection law.