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McCaskill also wants the Federal Trade Commission to look into the practice. “The government doesn’t need to be telling anybody what they can charge, but we should be insisting that people are transparent about what they charge so, consumers can make an educated choice about...

Travel fees — cancellation fees, change fees and service fees — are easy money for the travel industry. You are away from home and need to extend your hotel stay or move up your flight plans? You’ll pay dearly for the chance.   http://www.forbes.com/sites/annabahney/2015/06/30/the-hidden-fees-travelers-need-to-know-about/...

Airlines are increasingly pushing and prodding travelers to book flights through their own websites, where they can sell more services like in-flight entertainment and add-ons like hotel reservations. They also bypass paying a commission to websites that book plane tickets. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/business/pulling-fare-data-from-travel-sites-some-airlines-seek-to-book-more-flights.html?_r=0...

Short-term rentals, when carried out legally, bring $165 million a year into the Austin economy, according to the Austin Rental Alliance. There are currently 1,247 short-term rentals in the city. Short-term rentals also bring in over $15 million each year in direct hotel occupancy taxes, which...

If an influential airline trade association gets their way, flying coach could soon become an even more miserable experience. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) wants to shrink the size of carry-on bags by 21%, which would require hundreds of millions of travelers worldwide to...