Articles tagged “fees”

Hotels

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

Ancillary revenue like resort fees is a big business for the travel industry, and it is unlikely hotels are going to abandon the practice during the volatile pandemic recovery — unless they are forced to.

Marriott Made Millions off ‘Deceptive’ Resort Fees, D.C. Attorney General Charges

Airlines

Heathrow Airport Blocked From Doubling Its Passenger Fee

The west London hub still gets to significantly up the amount airlines will have to pay, potentially dashing their hopes of a speedy recovery.

Heathrow Airport Blocked From Doubling Its Passenger Fee

Online Travel

Tripadvisor Plus Creates Less Friction and Lower Costs for Hotels

Adding channel managers to bypass global distribution systems Amadeus and Sabre isn't a super-duper game-changer for Tripadvisor Plus, but less friction and lower fees can lead to greater traction.

Tripadvisor Plus Creates Less Friction and Lower Costs for Hotels

Hotels

Airbnb Adjusts Rate Structure for Professional Hosts to Align With Other Platforms

Airbnb's move to change the fee structure for professional hosts will likely not have a significant impact on rates, but will bring Airbnb's listing practices more in line with other platforms such as Booking.com.

Airbnb Adjusts Rate Structure for Professional Hosts to Align With Other Platforms

Online Travel

Wizz Air’s Odd Fee for Buying a Ticket While Using an Ad Blocker Draws Fire on Social Media

We've seen budget airlines foist a lot of memorable fees on travelers, but we did a double take over this higher fee for using an ad blocker.

Wizz Air’s Odd Fee for Buying a Ticket While Using an Ad Blocker Draws Fire on Social Media

Airlines

United Airlines Eliminates Ticket Change Fees for U.S. Domestic Flights

If Southwest can live without change fees and still deliver quarter after quarter, it doesn't take a pandemic to understand that maybe other airlines can pull it off, too.

United Airlines Eliminates Ticket Change Fees for U.S. Domestic Flights

Business Travel

UK Corporate Travel Agency Breaks New Ground With a Subscription Model

There's nothing like breaking ranks with tradition, and over the course of the year we'll probably hear more about this type of travel management-as-a-service offering.

UK Corporate Travel Agency Breaks New Ground With a Subscription Model

Coronavirus

Hotel Mortgage Delinquencies Reached Record Levels in July

Bad hotel loans in the United States in July reached record levels, 23.4 percent, but it could get worse if the coronavirus pandemic and its laissez faire enablers persist.

Hotel Mortgage Delinquencies Reached Record Levels in July

Airlines

U.S. Airlines Could Regret Taking Billions More In Government Bailouts

The easy move is for U.S. airlines to take billions of dollars in new subsidies, if offered by the government. But there could be future repercussions.

U.S. Airlines Could Regret Taking Billions More In Government Bailouts

Business Travel

Tesla and Microsoft Are Looking For Corporate Travel Agencies to Adopt Customized Business Models

There's a lot of rhetoric about the need to find business models that work for everyone, as the viewpoints of Tesla and Microsoft demonstrate, but there has been little action so far.

Tesla and Microsoft Are Looking For Corporate Travel Agencies to Adopt Customized Business Models