Fidesz MPs Call on Booking.com to Pay Hungarian Partners

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The parliamentary group of governing Fidesz called on online travel agency Booking.com to pay its Hungarian partners in a statement issued on Tuesday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

Fidesz MP Kristóf Szatmáry said "countless" local tourism accommodation operators had signaled recently that Booking.com hadn't paid them since June. Booking.com owes those Hungarian partners "several billion forints" and has put "several thousand" small businesses in a difficult situation, he added.

He claimed it was "outrageous" that the multinational was "abusing its scale and dominant market position".

"We expect the authorities to look into the matter and for the company to pay Hungarian tourism accommodations without delay," he added. 

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