Booking.com to Charge Commission on Resort Fees

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In a game-changing move, Booking.com is notifying hotels around the world that it will begin charging them commissions on resort fees, as well as other fee-based services, such as for Wi-Fi, on top of a hotel’s base rate, Skift has learned.

This is believed to be the first time Booking.com or any other major online travel agency charged commissions on controversial resort fees, although it may be in some hotel contracts, but was never implemented.

Hotels levying resort fees have often used them to avoid paying commissions to travel agencies to boost their own coffers.

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