Sting in the tail.

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  1. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds
    So we have booked ten days in the US of A for next years holiday.We have done Orlando and done the theme parks.This time it will be New York and Boston Massachusetts .So on returning home i went on You Tube to look at the hotel in New York,a nice old place named The New Yorker, A Wyndham Hotel.Then i went on TripAdvisor still all well good reviews a couple of upset customers,then came the shock revealed in a review.A TAX call it a resort tax an occupancy tax,it is extra money on top of the holiday and i think quite a lot,between $30 -$50 per day, ten days .Times the four of us.I can tell you that has hurt me.Mrs Postman is going to contact the sales rep in the travel agent for confirmation ,but she already thinks it will have to be paid,what a bummer.
     
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  2. fted33

    fted33 Active Member

    Hi Postman.

    Its 31 dollars a day per room. Apparently covers the cost of what you would have got free like internet!!. Its a pain. Have a look here.
    http://www.resortfeechecker.com/hotel_resort_fees_new_york_ny.html the site covers all of the states
     
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  3. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    Are you sure it's dollars, not cents?
     
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  4. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
    Goodness. Hope that's included. I'll be sure to look out for that!
     
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  5. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

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    North Wales
    At least you found out a year in advance, giving you time to save up, but it still is rotten news!
     
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  6. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    It seems to be per room, and about $2 per day, how many rooms are you booking?
     
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  7. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    Are you sure it is per person or per room?
    Also there is often a max cap of 5 days.
     
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  8. Maybe a coincidence but someone in our office is going to Mexico next year. The agent has told her there is an extra daily tax being introduced.
    I thought it was to build Mr Trump's wall.
     
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  9. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    Location:
    South coast, UK
    A lot of places charge local taxes these days. In France recently it was 30 cents per person per day, if I remember correctly. I don't know why we don't here in the UK?
     
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  10. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Location:
    Hexleybeef
    Loads of places are doing this.
    We had to pay a tax in Ibiza last year.
    This years we are being hit by $80 turkey tourist visas.
    No one tells you this when you book.

    I think we do via high airport taxes.

    The queue at Heathrow to recover VAT on all tourist purchases is always huge. We could just stop that.
     
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  11. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    We went to Mexico a few years ago and were advised at the resort welcome meeting that there was a departure tax, payable at the airport and in cash only.

    I think it was US$20 each, although a quick Google suggests it's US$65 each now.
     
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  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

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    Thumberland
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    postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Location:
    Meanwood ,Leeds

    Can you be my Landlord.We are going to get a better idea of these extra costs by seeing our rep.But we now know to put some money to one side,i don't think it will be anywhere near $50 per day.Hopefully not.The rep herself actually has just come back from her holiday in Boston,another place that charges this tax.Being a TRUE YORKSHIREMAN,i don't agree with it but who the hill am i.
     
    Last edited: 10 Aug 2018
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  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Is it a real tax, or just a charge the vendor has invented to make more money?
     
  15. Charlotte Alice Button

    Charlotte Alice Button Unicorn Tamer

    Location:
    Ashford, Kent
    I had to pay Resort Tax in Majorca....it's around 5 euros a day, which was around 20 euros for my trip. It's apparently to be reinvested into the economy etc.
     
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