There is no indication in the analysis from Triptease as to how many hotel guests are actually noticing the trend and, therefore, altering their booking behaviour. But it does show that the so-called rate parity issue is possibly having an impact, as regulators impose restrictions on clauses which in some cases until now have barred a hotel from displaying a lower rate than on an OTA partner. OTAs in this case are inevitably going to be Expedia or Booking.com, the pair of which are collectively predicted to be taking four out of five bookings via intermediaries in Europe. Get the full story at Tnooz Read also "The state of online travel agency bookings in charts" at Tnooz