3. Fictitious taxes
This is not about resort, environmental and similar fees that are set by countries, but surcharges invented by the hotel, about which he often forgets to warn guests. It can be called a service charge, infrastructure fees, service tax, etc. And the tourist sees all this, as a rule, already at the time of checkout.
4. My dear minibar
The minibar in the room is also the subject of financial scandals involving tourists. In some hotels, they deliberately forget to replenish it before settling new tourists, and then demand money from the guests for supposedly eaten and drunk. In others, they loudly announce to vacationers several times that they have all inclusive, so guests can use everything for free – and tourists willingly empty the minibar. But upon check-out, it turns out that the all-inclusive mini-bar was not covered, and you need to pay for it.
5. Deceptive exchange rate
Deceptive, that is, unfavorable, the exchange rate is sometimes used for settlements in Turkish resort hotels. The administrator can inform the tourist who wants to pay in foreign currency on the spot that the payment is accepted only in lira. And offers a frankly predatory course. Some vacationers do not delve into the nuances and rather overpay. The way out is to always have a supply of local cash with you. It is better to change them in banks and other trusted places.
What else to read on the topic
- What to do if there is a lot of noise in the next hotel room – 5 good tips
- 5 reasons why a hotel may refuse to check in (even if the room paid)
- Places in the room that are (almost) never cleaned. Check out
6. Non-final price
An easy way to profit from tourists is to initially indicate the price for a room that does not include breakfast and VAT, and issue an invoice at checkout, where they are included. It will be problematic to get out: it was necessary to clarify in advance whether the final price is indicated for accommodation. True, sometimes tourists themselves miss the information that this or that service, for example, cleaning, is paid, and bed linen and towels also need to be paid upon check-in.