FTC Says Hotel Resort Fees May be 'Deceptive'

The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning to 22 hotel operators that they may be breaking the law by misrepresenting the cost of a hotel stay by hiding mandatory surcharges including "resort fees." The FTC said it reviewed a number of hotel reservation sites but did not identify which companies it warned. It found that some hotels exclude what are commonly referred to as resort fees from the quoted reservation price, for amenities like newspapers, exercise facilities or internet access....Full Story
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