OTAs accounted for 12% of Marriott's bookings last year, up one percentage point from 2016, Marriott CFO Leeny Oberg said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call Thursday. She added that direct bookings held steady at about 70% of total bookings. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson said the percentage rose because Starwood Hotels & Resorts "had a higher reliance on third-party relationships." Marriott acquired Starwood in September 2016. "The more leisure the hotels' demand base, the higher the third-party contributions," said Sorenson, implying that the Starwood portfolio's percentage of revenue from leisure travel was greater than Marriott's. Get the full story at Travel Weekly