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The Travel Industry Is One Step Closer to the End of Junk Fees – Travel Market Report

October 18, 2023

You may recall that I have written two previous articles about the possibility that the federal government would join a few states in prohibiting so-called “junk fees,” defined essentially as mandatory charges added late in the buying process as a, usually, unwelcome surprise to the buyer. In travel, the most common examples are hotel “resort” or “destination” fees.

But junk fees are, in the Federal Trade Commission’s view “prevalent” throughout the economy. In addition to hotel reservations, clients of travel advisors may encounter them when buying air travel, car rentals, restaurant reservations, and special event tickets, among others.

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