Articles tagged “resort fees”

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President Biden Targets Hotel Resort Fees in Larger Crackdown

U.S. President Joe Biden commented on Wednesday that his administration would look to crack down on "surprise fees" consumers face. Biden named two examples, including "resort fees" for hotel stays and administrative fees for live events and concert tickets. The Federal Trade Commission had begun to work on a rule last week to crack down…

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

Hotels

Expedia Tells Hotels Adding Resort Fees Will Lower Your Listings on Its Pages

Expedia Group's stance on resort fees could have been drafted by a United Nations diplomat. Expedia doesn't want to alienate hotels and seeks to pick up market share based on Booking Holdings' more forceful position. But it's hitting resort-fee-charging hotels right where it hurts — in the prominence of their listings.

Expedia Tells Hotels Adding Resort Fees Will Lower Your Listings on Its Pages

Business Travel

Travel Advisor Group Supports Resort Fee Transparency

Congressional legislation in the United States that would bar hotels and short-term rental sources from advertising rates that don't include resort fees is getting support from the American Society of Travel Advisors. Advocating for transparency in pricing is an important cause for travel industry organizations to take on.

Travel Advisor Group Supports Resort Fee Transparency

Business Travel

Travel Agency Group ASTA Aims to Shield Hotel Guests From Resort Fee Pain

The American Society of Travel Advisors' show of support for the Hotel Advertising Transparency Act of 2019 indicates growing distaste among agencies, as well as the general public, for resort fees, particularly when they are not disclosed up-front. Such support is a logical step for the organization, which has long advocated for pricing transparency.

Travel Agency Group ASTA Aims to Shield Hotel Guests From Resort Fee Pain

Hotels

New Resort Fee Legislation Would Disrupt How Hotels Are Sold Online

This is going to be a slugfest. Some hotels view resort fees as key to business and argue that they are already transparent in how they advertise them. Consumers, states, and now federal legislators are putting great pressure on that notion. Something's gotta give — and the status quo is not a likely winner.

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Act to Protect Clients From Resort Fee Surprises

Not only are resort fees an annoyance for hotel guests, but they put the onus on travel advisors to make sure clients are aware of what their stay will actually cost. Some advisors are fighting back by steering clients toward properties that don't charge the fees.

Travel Advisors Act to Protect Clients From Resort Fee Surprises

Hotels

Marriott Resort Fee Lawsuit Puts New Target on Long-Held Hotel Industry Practice

Do not think that this lawsuit only matters to Marriott. Competitors are keeping a close eye on the case, knowing they could be next. The industry has a big decision to make about how it charges amenity fees, if at all.

Hotels

Marriott Is Sued by D.C. as Hotel Resort Fees Come Under Renewed Fire

Resort fees are embedded into many hotels' business models, so it would take a lot to upend them. But the prospect is picking up a lot of momentum.

Marriott Is Sued by D.C. as Hotel Resort Fees Come Under Renewed Fire

Online Travel

Booking Holdings Delays Charging Hotels Resort Fee Commissions in Major Reversal

Booking Holdings faced opposition from hotels over its new resort-fee commission policy, although the brands that dropped out of Booking.com would not have delivered a material financial hit. This major reversal coincides with a leadership change atop Booking.com and represents a victory for hotels and their controversial fees.