All You Need To Know About Hidden Travel Fees19/09/2019
While, you are considering to book for either a hotel room or a holiday package available on lucrative deals. You always need to keep an eye whether there are inclusion of any hidden travel fees.
As, it is extremely unfair to charge a consumer more other than the original price. This additional fees can resulting breach of trusts between the travel service provider and the clients.
Naturally, a customer can always play a big part in many successful businesses including with many holiday provider. Any misleading information can lead to a serious breach of trusts and financial redress for a customer.
As a result, travel companies have to pay more in compensation than the actual price. Sometimes, many of the businesses can collapse.
According to a latest information from USA Today, leading names within the travel industry is deceiving customers with higher amount of hidden travel fees.
This famous names include Priceline, Expedia, AirBNB, Booking.com and Trivago.
While, Priceline charges $280.66/£224.86 (1 USD = 0.801429 GBP) for a two nights of stay. It also has provided break downs of $119.24/£94.54 and including of taxes $21.09/£16.90. Almost, a double figure than the actual price.
On the other hand, Airbnb charges $308/£247 in total for two nights of stay. However, the bill include fees like two nights of stay ($96/£77 x 2 = $192/£154) for cleaning $58/£46, service $32/£26 and others $26/£21.
Airbnb, also charges extra hidden fees to use their services.
Best ways to revolve hidden travel fees with the provider
If you believe you have been you have charged with an excessive amount of fees, then ask for refund.
This can usually happen once you make your booking, but didn’t realise. But companies are still liable to refund you back either fully or partially.
However, if you are still unhappy you can take this matter to a local county court. Alternatively, you can complain to the Retail Ombudsman to resolve the matter.
But, you need to aware that if the company is outside of the country where you live and you book online. Then, it will be difficult for you to get refund sometimes.
You will also find better ways to protect yourself from holiday scams.