It's not your imagination: Hotel fees and surcharges really are multiplying like bunnies in springtime. As of the end of July, PricewaterhouseCoopers ( had identified 15 areas in which hotels are instituting fees or raising prices for the first time and, according to Bjorn Hanson, a lodging consultant for the research firm, every month the list grows longer. . The dollar amount is adding up as well: of the $23 billion in profits hotel companies have generated over the past ...

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