RITZ CUTS COMMISSIONS: WILL OTHERS FOLLOW SUIT? In a move competitors call "gutsy" and planners call "bold," Ritz-Carlton has cut commission payments to third-party site-selection firms to 3 percent. The proliferation of intermediaries earning 10 percent commissions to bring meeting clients to meeting properties prompted Ritz-Carlton to make the change. Ritz will continue to pay 10 percent commissions to full-service meeting planning companies, which it defines as those that "conduct ...

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