Around 270 hotels of the city,
who had stopped taking bookings from two major online travel
and indiscriminate discounts, have withdrawn their boycott
The week long boycott, imposed by the Gujarat chapter
of the Hotels and Restaurants Association (HRA) on December 1,
came to an end after these portals assured they will address
the issues, said Abhijeet Deshmukh, spokesperson, HRA-Gujarat.
He claimed that the travel portals have agreed to cap
the commission on room bookings to a maximum of 22 per cent,
which was around 40 to 45 per cent earlier.
"During a meeting today, these portals assured us that
the commission will be maximum 22 per cent for city-based
hotels. It can be less than that, as 22 per cent is the upper
limit, which will not be breached," said Deshmukh.
In addition, these two portals have agreed to HRA's
demand of not offering any discounts on room tariffs without
the consent of the hotels, said Deshmukh, who also owns a
"Now, instead of offering indiscriminate discounts,
these portals will have to seek the hotel's approval. No
discount will be offered if the hotel is not
ready. Further, the portals have also promised us some
exclusive deals to boost our business," he added.
stopped entertaining customers who had booked their rooms
through these two portals.
Out of around 550 hotels in Ahmedabad which are
tariffs ranging from Rs 1,000 to Rs 4,000, had boycotted these
portals to mount pressure.
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