An OTA which wants to bid on a Meta site must comply with the Meta site's pricing policy.
Meta sites pricing policy is set by the country in which the prices are published and it must comply with the country's rules of price advertising. The prices can be published as Net, Total or Gross rates.
- Net prices - prices excluding taxes
- Total prices - prices including all payable taxes
- Gross - prices that might exclude some of the taxes that the guest will pay at the hotel, such as city taxes or resort taxes.
Not complying with the Meta site rules of price advertising will lead a situation where the hotel is out of parity and to compliance issues, as described in the " Why would the OTA bid on the Meta be different from the rate on the OTA site" article.