The most hated travel fees in the world including 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.
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Cheryl Ames was planning to visit Beaches Turks & Caicos, an island resort operated by Sandals southeast of the Bahamas. She paid a deposit of $500 and scheduled her trip for next year. But now she can’t go — and Beaches won’t return her deposit.
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If you’ve ever found a bargain on a hotel only to discover a few clicks later that the property charged a nonnegotiable “resort fee,” you’re not alone. Last year, 744 properties in the United States added these fees to their guests’ final bills, an astonishing 25 percent increase from 2014.
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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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