Want an early hotel check-in? Here are 7 tips from a pro

Red-eye flights are hard enough. But when you’re heading to a hotel after the marathon trip, all you probably want to do is drop your bags and sleep, even if just for a few minutes. Will your room will be available?

This week, I’ve got clients flying to Australia, from Washington. That’s 23 hours of travel time. They’ll be arriving at 8:30 a.m. And, of course, they want to check-in when they arrive.
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Uh-oh! Hotel resort fees are on the rise

Don’t look now, but those reviled mandatory resort fees are on the rise — and in places you might not expect.

Orlando is the surprise No. 1 destination for the surcharges, which can cover everything from the hotel gym to a Wi-Fi connection, according to, a site that specializes in resort fee data.
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