New fee? U.S. hotels might experiment with charging mandatory gratuities, report says

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    Is it possible that tipping housekeepers can be the next mandatory hotel fee? Yes, according to CNBC’s story published today. In fact, consumers should start watching for a hotel or a chain of hotels to begin experimenting with mandatory gratuities as soon as the upcoming Thanksgiving season, New York University hotel school professor and veteran PricewaterhouseCoopers hospitality consultant Bjorn Hanson told CNBC. A chain could “take this move by Marriott and start to add a mandatory gratuity as an... Read More » The post New fee? U.S. hotels might experiment with charging mandatory gratuities, report says appeared first on Travel Update.

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