At hotels, ‘for your convenience’ rarely is

Look out — the hotel “convenience” wave is spreading.
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Hotel resort fees, hidden charges bemoaned by travelers, are climbing higher than ever

Tamara Myers thought that her hotel bill at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino would come to $415. At least that’s what Otel.com, the website through which she booked the room, promised her. Read more “Hotel resort fees, hidden charges bemoaned by travelers, are climbing higher than ever”

Is the end near for hotel resort fees?

An alarming rise in mandatory resort fees is pushing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to consider a change to its four-year-old policy on the controversial surcharges.
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Airline rules, coming to a hotel near you

No, your high-rise hotel isn’t about to sprout wings and fly off into the sunset. But you might forgive Edward Goodman for thinking the Bellagio wants to.
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Boycott this? It may not do you any good

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When his favorite Las Vegas resort began charging a mandatory $14-per-day resort fee recently, Tom Alderman vowed he’d never return.

Alderman, a retired documentary filmmaker who lives in Toronto, had been visiting the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa since 2005, dropping about $600 for his weekly stays every time. He liked the hotel’s affordability and the fact that it promised to “never” charge these junk fees, which supposedly cover in-room wireless Internet access, use of the fitness center and “printing of boarding passes” — whether you use the amenities or not.

Until it did.
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