With energy prices soaring across the country, it was only a matter of time before some of the creative minds in the travel and tourism industry decided to add an "energy surcharge" onto travelers' bills.
The airline industry was first, and in January 2000, major U.S. air carriers implemented a fuel surcharge that now reaches as high as $20 one way. Several hotel chains, including Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Corp., Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott Hotels followed with fuel surcharges ranging from $1.50 to $3.50 per night.
Is this fair? What are Outrigger and Ohana Hotels doing? Should we bundle or unbundle the hotel bill?
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