On December 17, 2009 the National Economic Prosecutor (NEP) filed an injunction with the Tribunal for the Defense of Free Competition against five tourism companies: Abercrombie & Kent S.A., ADS Mundo Turismo Ltda., Turismo Cocha S.A., Chilean Travel Services Ltda. and Turavion Ltda. The NEP contends that these five companies entered into an agreement to restrain competition in the provision of hotel marketing services. Specifically, the NEP alleges that these companies threatened to stop marketing Explore Chile S.A.’s services abroad unless it increased commission payments to the tourism companies. (Explore Chile is a luxury hotel chain). The NEP requested a fine of approximately US$1.5 million and the immediate cessation of the alleged anticompetitive practices.