Do you use Booking.com or Expedia to book your holiday accommodation? If so you are  not alone.  I have to admit we use these same services when we go on holiday because they are really good  at listing accommodation options and providing easy tools to get a tedious job done. However there are some downsides to these big accommodation "aggregators" and  I was impressed to see a segment on the ABC's program "The Checkout" this month that gave a very good picture of the state of play in the accommodation booking space.   It  is worth watching just to understand what is involved when you book on these sites. I am certainly not suggesting you stop using these services, we get a lot of business from them, they are very good at what they do and they are very easy to work with.  However if you want to get a better deal for your holiday dollars then investing 10 minutes watching in this video is a great place to start. Oh and just a word of caution, The Checkout is an ABC show from the "The Chasers" and true to form they like to get a bite from anything they do so they chose a  Mary and Joseph Nativity theme for their segment.....