Will Accor cut its commission rates to match its competition in North America? “The easy answer is no change,” said Chris Cahill, CEO of AccorHotels’ luxury brands, at Accorhotels’ Global Meeting Exchange 2018 in Montreal on Thursday. “Marriott historically has experimented on their partner relationships and this is another foray that way. It will be interesting to see if the industry follows suit.” He went on to posit that Marriott’s position in North America is stronger than its presence in other regions across the globe, giving Marriott the extra power to make a move like this in the North American meetings marketplace. Yet, the high demand for meetings space coupled with a lack of supply is likely the real factor behind the challenges in North America and not consolidation. Get the full story at Skift Read also "Marriott cutting commissions on group bookings" and "What corporate travel is saying about Marriott’s commission cut"