How do you know if hotels have gone too far with fees? When Jay Sorensen complains about them.
Sorensen runs a Shorewood, Wis., consulting firm focused on helping travel companies generate money through surcharges and is a self-described “fee advocate.” But on a recent hotel stay in the Azores, he needed his shirts and pants pressed. A hotel clerk assured him that it could be done the same day. Continue reading…
Editor’s note: This is part four of my series on becoming a successful travel blogger. Here’s the first one, the second one and the third one.
Let’s talk about money.
If you’re going to be a successful travel blogger, you’ll need some to pay your Internet service provider and web designer. You’ll have to pony up cold, hard cash for the equipment I recommended in the second part of this series.
It would be nice to have a little left over to pay the rent, too.
People think you have to take the vow of poverty when you become a travel blogger, or that your “payment” is press trips. Not necessarily. Continue reading…
My friend Addison Schonland said it best: Anyone who thinks baggage fees are going away is living on another planet. And as if to underscore that point, IdeaWorks has released a survey that shows ancillary revenue is up 345 percent from 2006, to an eye-popping $10 billion last year.
Is this a losing fight for airline passengers?
I’ll get to the answer in a second. But first, let’s have a look at these incredible numbers. Continue reading…