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Lawyer challenges operators' pricing policies

Lawyer challenges operators' pricing policies
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Travel attorney Alexander Anolik informed five tour operators that he wrote to the U.S. Justice Department about what he considers price-fixing when the operators forbid discounting of their products by intermediaries.

The operators he communicated with are Abercrombie & Kent, Butterfield & Robinson, Gogo Worldwide Vacations, Pleasant Holidays and Tauck.

Anolik, who represents Web-based discounters, asked to discuss the matter further with the DOJ.

Last month, he also wrote to California's attorney general, saying the operators' actions "appeared" to be the fixing of higher prices for consumers.

Anolik asked for the California attorney general's interpretation of the issue.

You can reach the journalist who wrote this article at ngodwin@ntmllc.com.