We are talking about hotel reservation. I'm sure that many people don't know how does a hotel reservation works online. First of all we have to say that the OTA (Online Travel Agencie) like Expedia, Booking, etc gets a lot of money from the hotel owners as commission of the booking. So when you go online and reserve a room on Booking and you pay 100 dollars, in reality you are paying 80 dollars to the hotel and 20 dollars to the OTA as a commission.
Maybe you are asking: so why hotels doesn't offer a better price on their own website? The answer is because of the "parity rate" of OTA. The parity rate is the regulation which says that is mandatory to maintain "consistent rates for the same product in all online distribution channels – Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire,Booking etc. – regardless of what commission the OTA makes.” When you partner with an OTA, they will usually require you to agree to rate parity. You are NOT ALLOWED TO UNDERCUT the rates they display for your rooms on their websites.'' Basically the hotel can't offer a better price online so customers think that they gets the best deal... The commissions that hotels must pay are going from 15% to 30%!!!
I have a system in mind that could offer a solution to this problem. A solution that is good for the hotel and for the customers. For example if a room costs 100 dollars on OTA's website you will give 80 dollars to the hotel and 20 dollars to OTA. With my idea the same room will cost you 90 dollars and the hotel will get all of it. So the guest is saving 10 dollars and the hotel does the same. We could say that we cut out the midlleman...
If you are interested about this field/idea then we can talk about the details by messages or on skype. I would prefer an australian person for this project because I live in Melbourne(CBD) and because I would like to start this website working here in Australia.