Mandatory hotel fees — are they a good election issue?

Mandatory hotel fees — are they a good election issue?

Might mandatory hotel fees be a real bipartisan issue in Washington, DC?  When it comes to fees, travelers are heading to a worse situation with mandatory hotel resort fees than they already face with airlines. Travelers these days have become accustomed to fees. Hard...

The 12 most hated travel fees in the world

The most hated travel fees in the world include charges to connect to the Internet, check a bag on their flight, and connect to a cellular network abroad. That’s according to a new national survey of fee-paying U.S. travelers commissioned by MileCards.com. Among the...

What’s ahead for hotel guests in 2018?

When it comes to hotel fees and surcharges, guests are wondering: What’s next? Mandatory “hotel fees” mushroomed last year, even as hotels added new charges for all kinds of things, including cancellations and late checkouts. With pressure to squeeze even more profit...

City hotel resort fees? When is enough, enough?

Nobody likes city hotel resort fees. Except resorts (and non-resorts) that charge them. These mandatory charges, added to hotel rates even with a prepaid package, started out relatively modestly in actual resorts, but have risen quickly. Now, in Hawaii, several hotel...