Airbnb dinged in Australia for questionable pricing practices
Airbnb is one of two companies to enter enforceable undertakings after the corporate watchdog found the accommodation site may have breached Australian Consumer Law for “drip pricing.”
Drip pricing refers to a practice whereby businesses do not disclose the full price of a product or service initially but instead drip feed the consumer the overall price bit by bit
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission began a crackdown on “drip pricing” last year.
The ACCC said today it has accepted enforceable undertakings from Airbnb Ireland and a competitor, Vacaciones eDreams, for allegedly engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct by failing to disclose mandatory fees prominently on their platforms. Read more…