We have NOT been connected with AAA tourism for 5 years.
We were rated by them as a good 3.5 star....what does a bad 3.5 star look like?
We have not looked back.
Customers rate your Motel and recent pics on your website also help....people are not silly.
Internet bookings are the way to go and if you take off their commission verses the AAA subscription ...you are still in front.
I tried their internet package and received 4 bookings for the year...total waste of money.
I am with 12 accommodation providers and about 30% of my bookings are by the internet and are growing.