Volume 34 (2009) / Issue 4/5
This article discusses the new Regulation on computer reservation systems (CRSs) in the European Union (EU). In November 2007, the European Commission issued a proposal for a revision of the regulation of CRSs, which dated back to 1989. This article briefly explains the rationale for regulation and subsequent deregulation in the EU. Then the author critically discusses the changes introduced by the new Regulation. By way of conclusion, the extent of deregulation in the EU is assessed and contrasted with the deregulation of CRSs in the United States.
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