Another Higher Commission Tactic
This last week an email was received from Booking.com, indicating that as a result of a change in South African tax legislation, they will be increasing the Commission charged on all bookings. The tax legislation they refer to has been in place for about 30 years in South Africa. The move effectively pushes commission up by 2.25%, which adds further to the situation which already sees Booking.com charging a higher commission than any other OTA. It is a move to further push small hospitality establishments out of the market.