Christopher Elliott

Those hidden resort fees may disappear

An alarming rise in mandatory resort fees is pushing the Federal Trade Commission to consider a change to its 4-year-old policy on the controversial surcharges.

In 2012, the federal government’s consumer protection agency allowed hotels to add required fees to their room rates as long as the surcharges were disclosed before the...


Christopher Elliott is the ombudsman for National Geographic Traveler magazine. You can read more travel tips on his blog, elliott.org or e-mail him at celliott@ngs.org

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