Will Marriott settlement lead to end of resort fees?
With the Pennsylvania attorney general's office reaching a settlement last week with Marriott International to better disclose resort fees in published rates on its brand.com web sites, will these fees soon be folded into rates and/or go away as not to give a big competitive advantage to OTAs? The settlement came as a result of a lawsuit that questioned whether or not Marriott was in violation of consumer-protection laws, and only applies to Marriott’s booking channels and its properties in the United States. Marriott now has nine months to implement the change nationwide. As a result of this news, OTAs…
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