The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is undertaking an industry consultation that is examining the practice following complaints from the hotel industry and action by regulators in some parts of Europe. The Australian Accommodation Association (AAA) says some hotels have been threatened with removal from online travel agent websites if they do not company with the "price parity" clauses, even though they would benefit financially from offering a lower rate for direct bookings because Expedia and rival Priceline charge a commission of 15 per cent. But Mr Okerstrom said Expedia typically had a good relationship with its suppliers and was "not generally threatening them". Get the full story at The Age Read also "Australia key to Expedia's global strategy" at The Australian Business Review and "Expedia aims to bolster Wotif brand" at The Australian Financial Review