March 6, 2023

GBTA Adds Support to the Regulation on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS)

Last week the European Commission’s Directorate General for Transport and Mobility (DG MOVE) presented its vision for a crucial upcoming piece of legislation – the Regulation on Multimodal Digital Mobility Services (MDMS).

In the continued push to lower the carbon impact of business travel and to overall improve travel options, GBTA joined six other organizations, representing diverse interests from across the mobility sector (including consumers, business travelers, rail new entrants, travel intermediaries) to express their strong support for this initiative in a joint statement.

The statement commends DG Move for supporting;

  • “Access to content” (i.e. tickets & relevant inventory) of transport operators.
  • The push to address unfair restrictions being imposed by large operators, ensuring fair commissions for mobility platforms and a regulatory ban on disproportionate marketing restrictions.

GBTA will be discussing the impact of this initiative with EU officials during a series of advocacy meetings in Brussels later this month.

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