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Hotels to collect record $2.25 billion in guest fees
Hotels to collect record $2.25 billion in guest fees

Internet connection fees, bag checking charges and reservation cancellation costs. Most Americans have grown accustomed to nickel-and-dime charges from the airline industry. But hotels and resorts are also taking a bite out of their guests’ wallets too. U.S.-based hotels are expected to collect a record $2.25 billion in guest fees in 2014, a 6% increase over last year, according to a New York University study. Study author Bjorn Hanson, a hospitality and travel researcher at the university, attributes the rise in hotel fees to an increased demand for rooms, the addition of new fees, plus an increase in existing fee amounts. Hotel guest fees have been rising since 2009. The most...

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