This excerpt taken from the WYN 8-K filed Jul 19, 2006.
Preferred Alliance with Suppliers
We participate in Cendants preferred alliance programs pursuant to which we designate to franchisees and other third parties various suppliers for particular goods and services. In connection with such programs, Cendant may earn a commission on goods and services purchased from certain preferred vendors under those programs. We expect that the third-party agreements where we, and not Cendant or one of its other affiliates, are the primary participant to the relevant agreement will be assigned to us by Cendant prior to our separation from Cendant. We expect that the third-party agreements where both we and other Cendant companies are covered by a single agreement will be assigned to us or amended to enable us to become a party to a separate but identical agreement with the third-party vendor. For 2005, 2004 and 2003, Cendant allocated the costs of administration of the preferred alliance programs to us through our share of Cendants general corporate overhead, which is discussed below.