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Possible blow to resort fees by Booking.com

Discussion in 'Casino Industry & Development' started by zignerlv, May 21, 2019.

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  1. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    All of this stuff just reminds me of the days when one used to buy a car. So much BS. No transparency.
     
  2. Jackpot Johnny

    Jackpot Johnny Wynn Fan

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    We will continue to rant and complain about resort fees and baggage fees on airlines. They’re both here to stay. Too much money.

    Your only effective protest is to stay off strip in a place without resort fees, and/or fly Southwest, or Spirit and stuff your clean underwear in your pocket. Or, you can hope that comps cover some or all of your charges in a way that resort fees don’t matter.

    For sure, nothing that Booking.com does is going to change Las Vegas resort fees.
     
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  3. Dean Martin

    Dean Martin VIP Whale

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    I completely agree. Fees are the (somewhat) new revenue generator in so many industries. I just look at it as the total cost of anything. If anybody in Las Vegas did decide to eliminate resort fees to attract more business, you can bet what they'd do is add the current resort fee (or maybe throw in a little more) to the room rate and then make a big deal in advertising that they have no resort fees. Bottom line IMO, Las Vegas is still a good value for a vacation...especially at the higher end hotels.
     
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  4. The Rumor

    The Rumor VIP Whale

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    Not making a political advocacy point, but I note that these fees/things generally don't exist in countries where they have to show the full price when you go to buy things.

    Beyond booking or whatever...one law change, and all of these hotels and websites would simply have to show you the full price (even including taxes) unless you could truly opt out of the fee.
     
  5. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Then they better be upfront and all-one-price with parking fees, too.
     
  6. abileneblues

    abileneblues Low-Roller

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    Most of us are experienced Vegas travelers. We automatically add in the the resort fee and know how to figure the approximate price. We tend to forget tha there are so many Vegas newbies and/or people traveling for a conference that don't understand the resort fee issue and are paying way more than they think they are paying. This sort of obfuscation can totally mean hundreds of thousands of dollars per year for the properties there. It requires almost zero effort to the hotel for maximum gain.

    I'm in favor of anything that provides more information to the customer and allows them to make an informed decision.
     
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  7. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    Big brother if not the market will get this. And then it is on to the next hot point. Rented privately lately? Check out what happens getting from the nightly rate to the final rate.
     
  8. HoyaHeel

    HoyaHeel Grammar Police & Admin

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    It's insane! Doubled the amount at a cottage I was checking out a couple weeks ago. Annoying, but the fees were presented clearly (on homeaway at least) after I chose the dates. I don't want to PAY the fees, but at least I know what they are before I book. And moving forward, I can add an automatic amount in my head when I see the much cheaper nightly rate pop up. Annoying, to be sure, but happening across many vendors....
     
  9. Catzilla

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    If my room is not comped by Boyd, I either get them through myVegas or my Ultimate Reward account using points. I have noticed that the amount of the resort fee is now shown when booking through Ultimate Rewards. I think this just started happening within the past year. The room charge and taxes are paid by points, the resort fee is not. At least now they tell you how much you have to pay directly to the hotel. In the past they just said you could be liable for additional charges, but did not say how much. The bookings are through Expedia.
     
  10. ken2v

    ken2v This Space For Rent

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    I just paid the balance for our casa in Bend in September. Lotsa line items in there.
     
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  11. vegasqc

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    Another shot was fired


    Just got an email from Expedia this morning

    Dear Expedia.ca, Hotels.com and Travelocity.ca client,

    A class action was recently authorized against Expedia, Inc., Corporation Expedia Canada, Hotels.com LP Travelscape LLC and Tour East Holiday (Canada) Inc. The class action involves Quebec consumers who reserved a hotel, since January 10, 2015, via Expedia.ca, Hotels.com or Travelocity.ca and who paid resort fees in addition to the total hotel room reservation price. If you have made a reservation for a hotel room through Expedia.ca, Hotels.com or Travelocity.ca, on or after January 10, 2015, this Notice might apply to you : https://www.expediahotelfeeclassactioncanada.ca/

    The publication of this notice was authorized by the Superior Court of Quebec.
     
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