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OFT says travel websites "misleading"

UK watchdog slams more than 50 sites

     
12:23 pm on Apr 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Latest Office of Fair Trading report regarding travel websites in UK:

Initial analysis suggests that forty per cent (54 out of 135) of UK-based websites visited during the search contained potentially misleading claims.

Full text here. [oft.gov.uk]

12:33 pm on Apr 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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>>an advertisement stating 'Australia from 599' when the cheapest price was 891.60

I have a lot of sympathy with whoever is cracking down on these sorts of claims.

I personally spent a frustrating couple of days in January trying to get a flight to Australia and got really cheesed off by the false claims made :(

12:37 pm on Apr 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've often been outraged by sites in competition with us who advertise a cheaper price than us but actually sell at a far, far higher price than us.

In the end, these things come around...

 

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