Agoda, one of the booking sites owned by the other dominant player Priceline, has also contacted operators such as Lorelei Bed and Breakfast in the Victorian seaside town of Portland in the pastweek to inform them that it will raise commissions from 12 to 15 per cent next month. Between them, the two global powerhouses, Expedia and Priceline, now control about 85 per cent of the online hotel booking market in Australia. Hoteliers and other operators also fear that Australia will follow the US and Europe where commission rates for online booking sites are as high as 20 to 25 per cent. Get the full story at The Sydney Morning Herald