You might not realize some of the fees hotels can charge.

By Talia Avakian
September 21, 2016

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Hotel stays can go from affordable to expensive if you don’t consider the fees you could be charged.

Dr. Bjorn Hanson, a clinical professor at the NYU School of Professional Studies Jonathon M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, estimates hotels will bring in about $2.55 billion in revenue from fees and surcharges in 2016.

The forecast—based on interviews with industry executives, industry financial data, press releases, and information on hotel and brand websites—points to fees and surcharges hotels are introducing for everything from parking to early check-in.

Additionally, hotels can sometimes have “hidden” fees that can come as a surprise to travelers.

Thankfully, there are steps travelers can take to avoid paying more.

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