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Hotels dangle freebies to encourage more direct bookings

This year till July, on average, more than two-thirds of hotel rooms in the US have been occupied.

New York

HOTELS and online travel booking companies tend to have a marriage of convenience - one that savvy travellers can exploit.

When hotels are having trouble filling rooms, they will grudgingly pay Expedia and other online travel agencies commissions of 15-30 per cent to help...

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