These fees are based on a few factors – examples include but are not limited to:
Note: The “booking fees” are subject to change, due to booking engines like Expedia and Wotif periodically adjusting their fees for administering registrations.
Understandably, the hotels have no control over the fees that third-party booking engines charge.
The hotel industry also has numerous other “variables” that affect room tariffs & availability…..& ultimately affect the “nightly booking fee”.
(eg: conferences or expos unexpectedly being staged in a destination – therefore resulting in less “unsold rooms” & higher nightly booking fees)