David Wilkening, a leading writer for Travelmole.com, warned travelers to expect more fees when visiting hotels this year. In his recent article entitled Hotels: In airline style, expect more fees Wilkening quoted Bjorn Hanson, an associate professor at NY University Tisch Center predicting “Despite a forecast for a continued decline in hotel rates in 2010, hoteliers will become more aggressive in collecting fees and surcharges this year”. According to Wilkening, Bjorn predicted an increase over the existing one billion dollars in collected fees and surcharges by US hotel companies this year.
While I stay in hotels when there are no B&B alternatives, I prefer B&Bs not only because they are each so distinctively unique, but they are also (extra)fee-free. Nothing bothers me more than the high prices for add-ons at hotels, and nothing makes me happier than all the complimentary amenities at B&Bs. Just for kicks, I decided to do a little comparision shopping between hotels and B&Bs in Boston, and even I was surprised to learn that a B&B stay can save travelers as much as $175 per day! For compelling reasons to choose B&Bs click here to read more.