Online hotel reservation company booking.com is seeking damages from Ryanair, which in 2020 sued the travel website for allegedly “screen-scraping”, according to Irish media reports. Booking.com says the claims are defamatory. But the travel website’s counter-claim came after a judge last month turned down its attempt to have Ryanair’s suit dismissed. The Irish airline claimed booking.com and its subsidiaries scrape data from and divert traffic away from the Ryanair website, allowing seat to be bought via booking.com instead. Ryanair this year won a similar case involving lastminute.com, which was ordered by a French court to cease selling Ryanair flight tickets
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