This excerpt taken from the WYN 8-K filed Jul 19, 2006.
Revenues from our lodging business are indirectly affected by our franchisees pricing decisions.
Revenues from our lodging business are dependent upon the revenues of our franchisees and therefore on our franchisees pricing decisions, which affect our franchisees revenues. Pricing decisions on individual room rates are made by each individual franchisee. Although we can assist franchisees in understanding how best to take advantage of opportunities in their respective markets, we have no power to compel or command pricing decisions on the part of franchisees. The ability of an individual franchisee to maintain and increase room rates is a function of the franchisees ability to market the hotel property locally and maintain the property in a manner necessary for the franchised hotel to compete for guests effectively.