World's Most Outrageous Hotel Fees
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World's Most Outrageous Hotel Fees

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More and more hotels are adding fees to room bills. But you can take steps to protect yourself if you look before you book.

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It's unfair of hotels to require a credit card for booking but then to surcharge you for using it at checkout. It can happen anywhere (I've found examples in Switzerland, Vanuatu, Thailand, and elsewhere), but the practice is epidemic in Australia.

Your Cost: Up to 5 percent of your total bill.

World's Most Outrageous Hotel Fees

Credit Cards

It's unfair of hotels to require a credit card for booking but then to surcharge you for using it at checkout. It can happen anywhere (I've found examples in Switzerland, Vanuatu, Thailand, and elsewhere), but the practice is epidemic in Australia.

Your Cost: Up to 5 percent of your total bill.

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