300 hoteliers in the country are not honouring the bookings from two portals i.e. goibibo and MakeMyTrip.
The hoteliers decided to boycott the bookings made by 2 online portals – MakeMyTrip and Goibibo from December 1st 2018.
The hoteliers have alleged that indiscriminate discount offered by these online portals has affected their business adversely. These 2 online portals are offering heavy discounts on bookings. These companies are charging a commission to the tune of 35% from the hoteliers.
The discount of 35% offered by these online portals is making the business difficult for the hoteliers. It has become difficult to sustain their business as the hoteliers started loosing revenue.
How it works???
If someone has made a booking at a hotel in a city through these 2 online portals, it is not valid. The customers will not be entertained at the hotel. The customers who have booked through them will not be served on showing the vouchers. All the customers have been notified about the decision by the hoteliers.
Not to create inconvenience to the customers, the hoteliers are offering the rooms to them. They will be charged the same rate but they have to cancel the booking made through Goibibo and MakeMyTrip.
Hotels at Bengaluru
Hoteliers from Bengaluru are also facing these problems. They are also deciding to follow in the same foot steps in boycotting the discounting policy for these 2 portals.
Top online hotel booking portals in India:
- TripAdvisor India