By Australian Associated Press
Published: 22:48 GMT, 20 January 2020 | Updated: 00:24 GMT, 21 January 2020
Popular travel website Trivago misled consumers about cheap hotel deals on its website and in advertising, a Federal Court judge has ruled.
The Netherlands-incorporated company did not actually show customers the cheapest deals for hotel rooms but promoted advertisers who paid them the biggest fees.
'Contrary to the impression created by the relevant conduct, the Trivago website did not provide an impartial, objective and transparent price comparison service,' Federal Court