Monthly Archives: July 2019

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Resort Fee Saga Targeting Marriott Continues; non-cancellable rates at the heart of’s pending appeal; TripAdvisor fined for potentially bogus reviews | Foster Garvey PC

This week’s update includes additional background information regarding the ongoing resort fee saga, which many of you have requested. Enjoy. Resort Fees – Part TwoMany of you have reached out to us over the past week to request more information on the ongoing Marriott litigation and the events leading up …

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Hotel “subsistence costs” face a second legal challenge

Earlier this month, the Washington DC Attorney General received applause from consumers (and many of our readers) when he filed a civil lawsuit against Marriott, alleging that the mandatory “resort fees” collected by many of the accommodation giant’s hotels violate consumer protection laws. . And now the Nebraska Attorney General …

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Is this the end of deceptive resort fees?

The hospitality industry’s practice of charging resort fees as a mandatory supplement to the quoted room rate has spread in recent years from resorts to urban and even suburban properties, but now the Washington DC Attorney General goes to court to challenge what he calls “direct price deception”. The civil …

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