At a sort of ground zero for these sorts of things, Nick Griffioen, director of revenue management at the four-property Amway Hotel Collection in Grand Rapids, Michigan, says in coming years some of his properties, especially the independent hotels, will be trying to accelerate efforts to get travelers to book directly on their own websites. Independent properties pay Expedia commissions in the 20-25 percent range, says Griffioen, who has been in his job for more than six years, and that commission level definitely impacts the bottom line. Expedia, he says, has been the strongest third-party producer for his hotels, although has been rapidly gaining ground. Get the full story at Skift