Sunday 1 October 2023

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'Booking take a 15% cut of every booking which is a staggering sum now the software has been set up; tens of millions everyday for doing nothing.'

Travel website leaves hoteliers thousands of dollars out of pocket

As the website boasts about increased revenue, some partners say they have not been paid for months

'In 2023, was accused of leaving accommodation hosts thousands of pounds out of pocket because of payment delays. 

'Hosts from Scotland,[49] England, Europe,[50] New Zealand,[51] Sweden,[52] Netherland,[53] Denmark,[54] Croatia[55] Hungary,[56] Thailand and Indonesia say they were affected. Some cases are reported from April 2023, and the issue remained active at the end of September. It caused business failures and hardship for operators. 

'Travel bloggers and websites that are paid affiliate payments by were also affected. Operators affected were seeking payment plus interest, and with commission waived. The company blamed "unforeseen technical issues".[57]

'On February 12, 2020, the company was included on a list of companies operating in West Bank settlements involved in activities that "raised particular human rights concerns" published by the United Nations Human Rights Council. 

The company was categorized under "the provision of services and utilities supporting the maintenance and existence of settlements".[35][36] The international community considers Israeli settlements built on land occupied by Israel to be in violation of international law.[37][38][39]'


At 1 October 2023 at 02:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to book an overseas hotel, but I paid the hotel myself, so obviously there are different policies in place with different hotels/countries.

At 1 October 2023 at 14:04 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Booking take a 15% cut of every booking which is a staggering sum now the software has been set up, tens of millions everyday for doing nothing.

At 2 October 2023 at 18:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just the 15% - Many sites trace their users digitally, and even their physical location, even when not on their site. See Platformization:


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