Monthly Archives: February 2019

Hotel resort fees irritate readers

Last month I wrote about a surprise tourist tax I encountered at the end of a great hotel stay in Los Angeles. Based on reader feedback and social media commitment around this post, I’m clearly not the only traveler irritated and baffled by these charges, so this is something I …

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Britain bans resort fees and other hidden charges

In a big victory for British consumers, the British Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) told large online travel agencies that they must include all mandatory fees such as “resort” hotel fees (which are often charged by non-resort hotels in large cities as well. ) in the price indicated in advance. …

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