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Canceling a hotel reservation is getting tougher at Hilton and Marriott

Canceling a hotel reservation is getting tougher at Hilton and Marriott

Two of the world’s biggest hotel companies are cracking down on travelers prone to last-minute cancellations.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International will penalize people who cancel reservations within 48 hours of the planned stay, up from 24 hours. In most cases, the penalty is the price of one night’s room rental.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced plans to implement a 48-hour cancellation policy for all Hilton-managed hotels in the U.S. and Canada starting July 31. In Hilton franchised hotels that are managed by other companies, the local manager will decide whether to adopt the 48-hour policy.

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