Hotels love this new bill. Guests? Not so much.

The hotel industry is celebrating a big win after the recent introduction of the Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2016 in the Senate.

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Should I pay this car rental damage bill?

Should John Call pay Alamo’s $260 bill? Read more “Should I pay this car rental damage bill?”

I canceled my room, but Booking.com billed me anyway

When Evalee Dahn cancels a reservation she made through Booking.com, she’s charged for it anyway. Is the company allowed to do that?
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This bill would kill hotel resort fees – but will it pass?

Everyone wants to kill hotel resort fees, those annoying extras added to your hotel bill after you ask for a price quote. The latest effort comes from Sen. Claire McCaskill (D.-Mo.), who wants to legislate the controversial surcharges out of existence.
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New law would force sites to disclose they aren’t hotels — but is it enough?

The hotel industry is throwing its weight behind a bill that would require online travel agencies acting on behalf of hotels to say they don’t do a direct booking. It’s an issue that has bothered hotels for years. But does it go far enough?
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