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...
Had enough of hidden hotel fees?

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....
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...