According to Forbes, a troubling new report about hotel resort fees suggests mandatory room surcharges are spreading faster than a summer wildfire. It’s sure to stoke the anger of travelers, many of whom are being burned by these nonnegotiable extras when they check out.
In the last 12 months ending in July, the number of hotels charging controversial resort fees has grown by 14%, according to ResortFeeChecker.com, a site that tracks resort fees.
“I’m continuing to see the amount charged per night increase dramatically,” says Randy Greencorn, the site’s publisher. Overall, resort fees increase by almost 11% year over year, and the average resort fee now stands at around $21 per night.