News of the day. Expedia/Wotif introduced a new commission basis on Tuesday. Called ‘hotel collect’ it mirrors Booking.com at 12% and we collect the money, rather than a virtual credit card.

I am beginning to think that Expedia underestimated Australia as a simple push over. The people power of the industry and its supporting Associations was more than it bargained for and its six months of planning has been shot out the water and they are back-tracking as fast as they can. Next on the agenda; the removal of the unfair anti competition parity rate contract, where they have already lost the case in Europe. But only our Government can help us there.