Why Are Antitrust Authorities Targeting Orbitz?

Why Are Antitrust Authorities Targeting Orbitz?

Author of New Study to Discuss Future of Online Travel
June 25, 2002

Washington, D.C., June 25, 2002 — This week, antitrust expert and Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow James V. DeLong will join a policy forum on the merits of the online travel service Orbitz, and whether it helps consumers or is a violation of federal antitrust law. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


In a recent paper published by the Cato Institute, DeLong described current attacks on Orbitz, the travel Web site recently established by several airlines, as “part of a larger assault on e-commerce being conducted by middlemen who fear erosion of monopoly economic power.”

The study, Online Travel Services: The Antitrust Assault On Orbitz - And On Consumers, is available online.

What: Policy Forum“Antitrust Flies High:  Is the Orbitz Investigation Good News for Consumers? Who: James DeLongSenior FellowCompetitive Enterprise Institute When: Noon - Thursday, June 27, 2002 Where: Cato Institute1000 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20001202.842.0200

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