19 October 2018

After Turkey could soon ban Airbnb

Home page Technology
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

The Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), which has paved the way for blocking in Turkey, has decided to take legal action against 20 other online reservation and travel portals.

“TÜRSAB will launch legal action against nearly 20 websites such as Airbnb, Agoda, Skyscanner and Expedia, which have been in unfair competition with the Turkish travel agencies and tour operators by not paying any tax although they earn income selling Turkish product and services to Turkish customers in the Turkish market,” Turkey’s leading tourism association said in its statement on Aug. 8.

The website and app, headquartered in Holland, has been suspended in Turkey since March 29, 2017 by a court ruling citing accusations of unfair competition in the lawsuit filed by the TÜRSAB.

On March 30, began to halt selling rooms in Turkey to Turkish users, obeying the order to block the website. However, the website and application can be used from foreign countries to make reservations for hotels in Turkey.

“As an e-commerce and technology company, we are convinced that we contribute to healthy competition in the market by offering Turkish consumers a transparent and easy platform to compare and book accommodation all over the world,” the company said, as quoted by the Associated Press on March 29, 2017.

TÜRSAB chair Firuz Bağlıkaya has recently said may operate in Turkey following the necessary legal proceedings.

“We have been working on a model of ‘corporate subscription’ for companies like, which are headquartered abroad but bring consumers and tourism firms together. After we implement that status, services such as will start operating in the country again,” he said on July 9.

2018.08.09 / 14:42
See also

YouTube goes down for many users worldwide

Jack Ma to open institute for tech entrepreneurs

Space agency to accelerate work on new launch vehicle

BMW to buy control of China venture in 'new era'

WhatsApp bug let to hijack accounts with a video call

Google unveils Pixel 3 smartphone models

Google unveils Pixel 3 smartphone models with expanded screens

Toyota recalls 2.4 million hybrids

Apple, Amazon deny Bloomberg report

Cadillac edges Tesla in semi-automated driving test

Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla