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”

Broadsided by a resort fee at the Westgate — can you help me get a refund?

Tamara Myers booked and paid for a room for her mother at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. But when her mother arrived, she had to pay an additional mandatory “resort” fee. Can we get her a refund?
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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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