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Travel agents get offers from cruise lines relatively frequently for clients, usually for unsold cabins that the line is trying to fill with some extra revenue. (In some cases, a cruise line will even give a complimentary upgrade, but that’s increasingly rare as their yield management improves. Along with their increasing ability to upsell the better cabins.) In the case of resaie of cabins that customers cannot use, should there be some compensation?
Yesterday in the Senate Appropriations Committee members voted against the desires and benefit of their constituents by approving an increase in airport taxes that will add $32 to the average price of every airline ticket in America. This a $3.2 billion tax hike on every American who takes a flight in the US if it is approved by the full Senate and Congress.
Stop taxing passengers for using airports. Tax the surrounding communities who benefit from airports, too. TO: Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee SUBJECT: CONSUMERS WANT […]
Mandatory resort fees, tacked onto a hotel bill after an initial price quote — and sometimes even later, as with Myers — are on the rise again. A total of 1,026 domestic hotels charged a resort fee for the first half of 2017, a 14 percent increase from just six months ago, according to new research from Resortfeechecker.com, a site that allows travelers to look up resort fees at hotels worldwide. The average resort fee, which covers everything from “free” WiFi to access to exercise facilities, now stands at almost $21, a jump of 8.7 percent from last December.