As the weather warms and the kids wrap up the school year, you may be planning a vacation. If so, watch out for hidden fees that can destroy your budget in no time. That's the advice of Bill Smith, Investigator with the Better Business Bureau.
Airlines have been adding fees for everything from luggage to early boarding for years. Now, Smith says hotels may also be engaging in a business model known as "drip pricing."
The FTC has sent a warning letter to 22 hotel operators, warning them that they may be engaging in deceptive advertising by not including mandatory resort fees when they quote a price. However, the federal agency has no authority to regulate hotels outside the United States.