Recently, online travel agencies (OTAs) like Expedia have been increasing their market share and charging hotel partners increased booking fees. By July 31, Hyatt Hotels could be leaving the Expedia platform because of the fee increase.
In a recent report from the New York Post, analyst Kevin Kopelman claimed that “over the past 18 months, the OTAs have increased their market share significantly.” He added that “Hoteliers like Hyatt pay fees of 15 percent to 20 percent of a room rate to OTAs like Expedia.”
If Hyatt goes through with the threat, its listings would be removed from not only Expedia.com but Orbitz, Hotels.com, Hotwire, and Travelocity.
The feud between OTAs and hotels isn’t new. It has been brewing for years. Priceline and Expedia’s val
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