Sunday, December 21, 2014

Watch out for hotels piling on the fees

It's not only airlines today that are helping their bottom lines by adding fees for services that once were included in the ticket price. Hotels, especially upscale resorts, have been doing some of it for years, with such things as a charge for that wall safe in your room whether you use it or not. Now NYU professor Bjorn Hanson, a longtime hotel analyst, finds in a study that hotels are adding even more fees. Read more about it here ....

Watch out for hotels piling on the fees

It's not only airlines today that are helping their bottom lines by adding fees for services that once were included in the ticket price. Hotels, especially upscale resorts, have been doing some of it for years, with such things as a charge for that wall safe in your room whether you use it or not. Now NYU professor Bjorn Hanson, a longtime hotel analyst, finds in a study that hotels are adding even more fees. Read more about it here ....

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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