Under the final agreement, accommodation providers can offer lower rates or tailor special deals for "walk-ins, telephone bookings or loyalty members" separate to the prices they advertised online. However, the cannot offer rooms on their own websites at prices below those offered through Expedia.com or Booking.com. A group of about 30 Queenstown-based accommodation providers are "deeply concerned" about the decision, given walk-in and telephone booking accounted for about 2% of the overall business. The two OTAs captured 80% of all bookings - and took a 15% commission from each one - calling into question why accommodation providers could not compete for the remaining 20% of the market directly. Get the full story at the Otago Daily Tmes