The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) said an “overwhelming majority” of Caribbean hotels are considering a boycott over’s policy to charge commission levied on staff tips.

In a letter to, the CHTA cited “a strong negative backlash” from members particularly on how it cuts into employee tips and gratuities.

The CHTA said a survey of its 33 national hotel and tourism federation associations revealed a belief the policy was “regressive and punitive” adding to’s revenue while reducing the profitability of the Caribbean tourism industry.

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