Booking.basic was first spotted on’s listings for hotels in Asia-Pacific in July 2018. The feature appears on’s hotel listings and offers a non-refundable rate from third parties when the price provided by a hotel is not the cheapest available online.

At the Direct Booking Summit in Singapore, we spoke to Yusuf IJsseldijk, Managing Director at Simia Solutions, about the implications of’s new feature.

Yusuf’s 25 years of experience in the hospitality and travel industry means he is well-versed in the potential implications of features like Booking.basic. Here’s what he had to say:

“It’s a wakeup call for hotels. I believe they will have to go back to the drawing board, review their rate structures and contracts, and see how they can stop rate leakage to channels like”

Hear more from Yusuf and other hotel revenue, marketing and distribution experts (including ONYX Hospitality Group, GCP Hospitality, The Surin Phuket, The Lancemore Group and more) in Triptease’s new series Spotlight On… Hotels In Asia-Pacific.

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