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 Booking.com" and "Booking.com defends pricing after Swiss launch investigation"