Expedia Mulls Matching Booking on Resort Fee Commissions
When Priceline ended traveler fees on airline bookings a decade ago, the other online travel agencies generally followed. Whether Expedia will match Booking.com and start charging hotels commissions on resort fees is a much more complex issue. Part of it depends on how much resistance Booking gets from hotels to its new policy.
"We're observing, we're listening," said Cyril Ranque, Expedia Group's president of lodging services, who added "we're trying to get as much information as we can."
He said Expedia has not changed anything about its commission collection policies, and pointed out, "we are hearing, despair, high concerns from our hotel partners. We're trying to get as much information as we can."