Internet Travel Distribution Association:

Random sampling of the Unister Portal to other providers to private misconduct distract from Munich, (w & p), 11 may 2012 by the Saul Paul: as unfounded and the intention of transparent considered the Internet travel distribution Association (VIR) the recent statement by Unister alleged booking practice of online flight portals with embedded sample of 18 competitors. “We are surprised that expected from a company that strengthens targeted by consumer protection agencies and media such as Stiftung Warentest and the consumer magazine WISO’ (ZDF) and market (NDR) obsolete, comparing portal with own according to unrepresentative samples is, from which there is a recent report in the journal fvw’ according to also even takes out” says VIR Board Michael Buller. Press release of to the carried out sample claimed among other things that other flight portals, for example, through price changes also frivolous Act during the booking process. Michael Buller: this comparison limps, because criticism of consumer protection and also the media, such as recently the contribution in the ZDF WISO consumer show aimed at the violation of against an EU regulation, according to which the total price including taxes and service charges are included in the price of a flight, must be represented at the first reference to the offer. This requirement all VIR members and more consumer-friendly Web pages comply with for years and put them either in question.” Michael Buller continued: we long for a best possible transparency in the online flight offers commit. The announcement of, to ensure greater transparency of complex booking on flight portals coincides exactly with our demands and we would hope that Unister has also measured by these standards and no further it looks.” In addition the VIR as co-initiator of the code of conduct is”a voluntary commitment by tourist companies for a fair Online marketing, the importance of this initiative right.