Resort fees, facility fees, destination fees, urban fees and many more. Hotels across the globe charge these fees on top of room rates as a way to earn extra money per room while hoping to avoid customers noticing until after they book a room. As opposed to airline tickets, where they’ve been required for a number of years to show the full cost of a ticket, hotels are not currently bound by such legislation in the US. Marriott seems to be the first major hotel chain to offer a way […]
Each week, we cover some of the most interesting stories on BoardingArea of the week on the NowBoarding podcast. This week, we covered five stories that should help you get the most out of your travel. A Beautiful Disaster on Amtrak Poor Shawn! He had the perfect plan, until his Amtrak train to California took a 10-hour delay. How An Online Travel Agency Is Making More Money Off of You An Online Travel Agency (OTA) announced that they’re going to start charging commission on resort fees. That’s a fee on […]
Resort fees are uniformly hated by customers. They don’t bother me as much as some other folks. However, a recent announcement by Booking.com does bother me. The online travel agency is poised to make more money when you book a hotel with a resort fee. And, that’s not good for consumers in any way, shape or form.