The government, which came out against the motion, now has to submit a bill which will be discussed in parliament at a later stage. During the debate on Monday, supporters from the left and the right of the political spectrum said current laws put Swiss hotels at a disadvantage against dominant market players. Hotels paid commissions of up to CHF150 million ($156 million) annually to such booking platforms, committee speaker Silvia Flückiger said. Switzerland’s four neighbouring countries, - France, Germany, Italy and Austria - were about to, or had indeed already, banned such online platforms it was argued. Get the full story at SwissInfo Read also "Swiss price watchdog has reservations about" and " defends pricing after Swiss launch investigation"