Online Travel Update: DOT Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on Airline Ancillary Fees | Foster Garvey PC

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Here are the weekly online travel updates for the week ending 23 December 2022: As our short list of articles highlights, the past week has been a relatively quiet week in the world of online distribution.

  • DOT Extends Comment Period on Proposed Rule on Airline Ancillary ChargesFor those following the latest on federal rulemaking for ancillary charges in the travel industry (both airlines and hotels), before the FTC announced its plans to pursue hotel and resort fee rulemaking, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its own plans to regulate ancillary charges in the airline industry, including announcing a proposed new rule on the matter in October. At the request of several industry associations and groups, the DOT announced last week that it would extend the comment period for those interested in the proposed new DOT rules. Due to the extension, he will have until January 23rd to comment.
  • Phocus Wire Moguls, Moguls and Newsmakers in Travel 2022As the year draws to a close, it’s always interesting to read reviews of the previous year from major publications. The online travel industry is no exception. focus wire Last week we shared our list of 2022 Movers, Shakers and Newsmakers.From my point of view, I was surprised by both of the few items included focus wirea list of, and some items omitted from focus wire list. What do you think?did focus wire Miss someone or something in particular? My own year-end online travel update, which summarizes what I felt was the most important story of his year, will be out next week. We are waiting for your opinions and impressions.

DOT Extends Comment Period on Airfare Disclosure Rule
From Travel Weekly on Dec 22, 2022
The U.S. Department of Transportation has extended the comment period through January 23 on a proposed rule to make airline ancillary fees more transparent. The previous deadline was December 19th. The agency released the proposed rule in September and filed it in the Federal Register…

Travel dynamics, shakers and newsmakers 2022
Via Phocus Wire on December 21, 2022
These are the people and topics that will make headlines in 2022 and will be even more talked about in 2023.

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