When are best-room-rates a scam? Plus, more hotel lies

When are best-room-rates a scam? Plus, more hotel lies

Hotel lies about best room rates and their loyalty programs  Hotel chains lie about best room rates and loyalty programs. The lies told by hotel marketers are rampant and the powers that be at the FTC and Congress are not doing anything about this uncontrolled false...
FTC can stop hidden lodging fees. Why won’t it?

FTC can stop hidden lodging fees. Why won’t it?

No lodging truth-in-advertising laws enforcement allows Airbnb and HomeAway to add mandatory fees just like hotels Everyone knows that the US has strict lodging truth-in-advertising laws. It shouldn’t be the job of normal consumers to decipher advertising to...
How consumer advocates fight the hotel fee lobby

How consumer advocates fight the hotel fee lobby

Hotel resort fees were created to deceive consumers  Few travel fees are as resented as mandatory hotel fees, also known as resort fees. Starting in about 1998, these hated fees were created by a group of hotels in Las Vegas in order to allow room rates at some hotels...
Will my hotel life be better or worse after the pandemic?

Had enough of hidden hotel fees?

Only hotel executives and bean-counters like hotel fees — can sales commissions change the system? Nobody —and I repeat, nobody — outside of hotels themselves, and perhaps their shareholders, likes resort fees. Even people I know who work at hotels dislike these fees....