Here is the excerpt below, from the AAA, to which Angimon refers. We like her,are unable to "read more".
Surely expedia/wotif would not be so stupid as to increase their commission, especially in the light of wotif's falling status as NO1 OTA!!!

I have said this before and will say it again, I wish every motel would add the relevant commission to their on line tariff so that it encourages ( and teaches) the consumer to use the accommodation provider's own booking button.

OTAs are a necessary evil it surely is if they DO charge 25%!

Expedia Rolls Out New Contract

By Martin Kelly - Travel Trends
Expedia is attempting to move all contracted properties onto a single company-wide contract and is raising site commission four months after buying the Australian OTA last November. Read More...