It’s hard to feel positive about your business partners reducing your compensation, even if tension has been building in the ecosystem over a period of decades. The commission cuts from 10 to 7 percent—initiated by Marriott and followed just two months later by Hilton—are an assault on the giant hotel chains’ “trusted partners,” those indispensable to the chains’ distribution channels, said agents and planners who spoke to Skift. They also aren’t buying the companies’ stated reasons for the cuts, which planner Christy Lamagna, CEO of Strategic Meetings & Events, called “heavily shrouded in spin.” Get the full story at Skift