Expedia has not yet disclosed details of its plans for Wotif. Analysts expect it will keep the Queensland-based company as a separate brand but integrate its technology, hotel inventory and back office functions. The deal means the online travel sector in Australia will be dominated by Expedia and US rival Priceline. Expedia will have its eponymous brand, Wotif and Hotels.com while Priceline has Booking.com and Agoda in the local market. However, analysts said Wotif would have needed to raise its 12 per cent commission rate even if the Expedia takeover was not approved. Get the full story at The Sydney Morning Herald