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Pay Attention to Your Receipts: Hotel Costs are Increasing

Hotel ancillary fees are on the rise, following in the same path that airline ancillary fees have taken these last few years.

As I reviewed my hotel receipt from a recent business trip to Orlando, I couldn’t believe the additional charges that were billed in addition to the nightly rate:

  • Convenience Charges
  • Resort Fees
  • Refrigerator Charge
  • Coffee Supplies
  • Cleaning Fees

These types of additional fees are, on average, costing travelers an increase of 25% over the nightly rates. As business travel spend continues to rise, it would behoove all travelers to carefully review and audit your receipts to be aware of and, in some cases, avoid these added hotel costs.

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