Supporting tourism and accommodation providers to set their own prices
The Government will commence consultation to understand if online booking platforms are restricting the ability of tourism and accommodation providers to set their own prices, and to identify if any action is required to address this.
Online booking platforms have become important sources of bookings for many tourism and accommodation providers.
This consultation seeks feedback on the use of price parity clauses and similar restrictions by online accommodation booking platforms in Australia.
Consultation will assist the Government to:
- understand the extent to which price parity clauses or similar practices are being used by online booking platforms, and any impact this is having on the ability of Australian tourism and accommodation providers to set their own prices when guests contact them to book, and
- identify if any action, including legislative change, is required to address this.
Consultation is open until 6 January 2023.
Have your say electronically or via post.
There is the option to write a personalised letter or complete a pre-constructed survey.