In 2003, hotels collected $1 billion in fees and surcharges. That’s projected to nearly double this year, up to $1.95 billion, a new record, according to research conducted by Bjorn Hanson, Ph.D., divisional dean of the NYU-SCPS Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, at the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The increase reflects a combination of 3.5 percent more occupied hotel rooms than in 2011, plus higher fees and surcharge ...

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