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Hotwire Tax recovery charges & fees, why the wide range

detroit
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Hotwire Tax recovery charges & fees, why the wide range

Why is it some of hotwire's tax recovery charges & fees are not the same for each hotel ? One hotel in the same city listing might be $48 a night and total fees are $22 for a 3 night stay. Farther down the list I find another hotel in the same area for $55 but then hotwire wants $91 for fees and taxes.

www.hotwire.com/hotel/details.jsp…

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Star rating: 2-star

Check-in date: Sun, Jun 9

Check-out date: Wed, Jun 12

Amenities: See all amenities

Price summaryHotel

Rate per night: $48.00

Nights: 3

Rooms: 1

Tax recovery charges

& fees: $22.30

Subtotal: $166.30

Trip total: $166.30

Prices are in US Dollar (USD)

www.hotwire.com/hotel/details.jsp…

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Star rating: 2.5-star

Check-in date: Sun, Jun 9

Check-out date: Wed, Jun 12

Amenities: See all amenities

Price summaryHotel

Rate per night: $53.00

Nights: 3

Rooms: 1

Tax recovery charges

& fees: $91.40

Subtotal: $250.40

Trip total: $250.40

Prices are in US Dollar (USD)

Edited: 11:18 pm, May 18, 2013
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1. Re: Hotwire Tax recovery charges & fees, why the wide range

Different contractual commission based on the respective hotels' pre determined yield for that allotment.

Currently in the hotel industry, commission range is from 12~27% and can fluctuate according to seasons, and numerous other forecasted variables.

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2. Re: Hotwire Tax recovery charges & fees, why the wide range

Hotwire's tax recovery charges & fees vary for the same hotel. I recently booked a room at the Providence downtown Hilton. For the day I wanted, it was the only choice from any of the booking sites. Hotwire offered me a choice of their extra special, non-cancellable, mystery hotel (it could only be the Hilton - matching amenities and star rating) for $185 plus $42 in fees, or the Hilton, cancellable, for $209 plus $18 in fees. The same net price.

This was a bit of a shock to me because in the past I have found Hotwire's special rates to be genuinely special. Perhaps things have changed over there. Beware.

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3. Re: Hotwire Tax recovery charges & fees, why the wide range

>>>Hotwire's tax recovery charges & fees vary for the same hotel<<<

Two different rates.

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