Australia's so-called competition watchdog – is looking naive and ignorant after Hooroo this week became the latest online travel agent to raise its commissions following Expedia's acquisition of Wotif while industry giant Booking.com is telling some operators its rate in major markets will increase from 12% to 15%. When the ACCC approved the Expedia-Wotif deal it "noted the concerns raised by market participants that Wotif's … removal from the Australian market may result in them paying higher commission rates to online travel agents. “However, the ACCC found that there has been considerable change in the competitive dynamics of the online accommodation distribution market in recent years," said Chairman Rod Sims said. Get the full story at TravelTrends