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Beware Of More Hidden Travel Fees

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Airlines aren't the only ones in the travel industry that are now charging for certain services.

An article in USA Today says hotels, rental car firms and even cruise ships are joining in.

Let's start with the airline fees, because the cost of a carry-on is soaring to new heights. Experts say fees could go up to $100. Even choosing a seat and getting a snack on board a plane can cost you.

Experts say your ticket is just to get you from point A to point B, but anything else in terms of bags, meals and where you sit is up for sale.

Airlines throughout the world reported making $22.6 billion dollars in fees just for add-ons.

But airlines aren't the only ones. Hotels have introduced what's called a resort fee. According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association, 19 percent of luxury hotels are now charging them.

This includes using the swimming pool, early departures, wi-fi and even in-room safes.

Last year, hotels collected $1.85 billion dollars in fees.

When it comes to cruise lines, some are even charging extra for food or to get onboard earlier.

And with rental cars, you may pay extra for GPS and car seats.

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