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No credit for these charges

Oh no, not again! According to this article from the New York Times, hotels are starting in with the surcharges again. I remember following this trend a few years back when hotels started charging extra fees for energy usage during a shortage—planners were not pleased, to say the least.

According to the article, now we can watch out for daily parking fees, pet surcharges, visitor parking fees, Internet connections, phone calls, beach towels, pool maintenance—even nightly fees for an in-room safe you never open.

As the article says, "Getting nickeled and dimed on the road, especially at hotels, is nothing new. But with the economy rebounding and occupancy rates up, something else is - the hotels' attitude toward unhappy guests," which the writer suggests is less than accommodating.

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