Hotels love this new bill. Guests? Not so much.

The hotel industry is celebrating a big win after the recent introduction of the Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2016 in the Senate.

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What’s wrong with this picture?

Look closely. This is a breakdown of available rooms by hotel size, courtesy of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s latest industry profile. It clearly shows that most of the room inventory in America can be found at the small- and medium-size properties.

For example, in the “under 75 room” category, we have just over 1 million rooms. In the 75 to 149-room division, there are about 1.5 million rooms. Mega-resorts with more than 500 rooms represent about ten percent of the number of rooms.

And that’s not all.
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