Our hat is off to Marriott International for adding taxes
and fees into the price quoted for hotel rooms so the price quoted is the total
price. Their new policy will adversely affect online travel
agencies such as Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com and Orbitz who
only add the taxes and fees just before you click to buy making comparisons
This practice also avoids "folio shock" which is the hotel industry's equivalent of "sticker shock." There's a reason hotel personnel slip your folio (statement of charges) under your room's door during the middle of the night. They don't want to be standing within arm's reach when you first review your charges. They know it is safer to present all the nickel-and-dime charges while you're locked away in your room. This gives you time to lick your financial wounds and return to a more sane and rational state before arriving at the front desk.