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Articles tagged “junk fees”

Tourism

Washington, D.C.’s $20 Million Bet on Global Tourism

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at Washington, D.C.'s tourism budget, Airbnb's New York history, and Sonesta's junk fee lawsuit.

Washington, D.C.’s $20 Million Bet on Global Tourism

Hotels

Hotel Group Sonesta Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Junk Fee’ Disclosure

A growing number of class-action lawsuits could become a new headache for hotel companies as the U.S. spotlight shines on "junk fees."

Hotel Group Sonesta Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Junk Fee’ Disclosure

Hotels

Hyatt’s Junk Fee Efforts Stymied by Third Parties

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at Hyatt's junk fees, AI at Six Flags, and India's hotel occupancy recovery.

Hyatt’s Junk Fee Efforts Stymied by Third Parties

Hotels

Hyatt Now Discloses Resort Fee Up-Front, but Hotel ‘Junk Fee’ Issues Remain

Marriott said in May it would include resort fees in the first prices travelers see on its site and app. Hyatt and MGM Resorts have also made a change. Which hotel group will be next?

Hyatt Now Discloses Resort Fee Up-Front, but Hotel ‘Junk Fee’ Issues Remain

News Blog

Hyatt Hit With Class Action Suit Over Hotel ‘Junk Fees’ Despite Changing Policy

Travelers United's choice to sue Hyatt over its "junk fee" practices fits into a broader storyline about travel junk fees being in the limelight ever since President Joe Biden referred to travel fees in his 2023 State of the Union address. Travelers United filed the case in Washington, D.C., whose laws require transparent upfront pricing.…

Airlines

Spirit Airlines’ ‘Gotcha’ Baggage Fees Backfire

Spirit Airlines is set to pay for misleading first-time flyers with carry-on baggage fees, sometimes equating to the ticket price. But just how much it will pay out depends on whether affected passengers request a refund.

Spirit Airlines’ ‘Gotcha’ Baggage Fees Backfire

Online Travel

The Surging Travel Demand in Europe and Asia

Today's edition of Skift's daily podcast looks closer at junk fees in Texas, price hikes at tourist landmarks, and increasing travel demand in Europe and Asia.

The Surging Travel Demand in Europe and Asia

Airlines

FAA Reauthorization Bill: 5 Key Issues – and Where They Stand 

A new FAA reauthorization bill is nearly across the finish line, but the Senate still has to finalize its own version when Congress returns from its annual recess in September.

FAA Reauthorization Bill: 5 Key Issues – and Where They Stand 

Tourism

Open Letter to the Travel Industry: You Won’t Win This ‘Junk Fee’ Fight

The junk fee issue has gone mainstream and the travel industry has no choice in how to respond: It cannot win this battle. It cannot fight back. There's no chance it will win.

Open Letter to the Travel Industry: You Won’t Win This ‘Junk Fee’ Fight