Travel Tech Issues Statement on the Hotel Fees Transparency Act

Travel Technology Industry Advocates for Transparency, Supporting Traveler Choice

[Arlington, VA] [July 26, 2023] — The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the voice of the travel technology industry and consistent advocate for public policy that supports a competitive and transparent marketplace, welcomed legislation introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar and Senator Jerry Moran establishing federal guidelines regarding resort fees.

“Promoting transparency is a top priority for the Travel Technology Association and its members. It is essential that travelers make informed decisions without hidden surprises or unexpected expenses. When travelers have complete pricing details, they can accurately compare different options and make choices that align with their preferences and budget,” stated Laura Chadwick, President and CEO of Travel Tech.

“Public policy that supports clear and upfront information about the total cost of travel early in the planning process and across all booking and advertising channels encourages competitive pricing practices. There should be a single national standard that will create uniformity and certainty for lodging operators, travel technology companies, and most of all, travelers, who will have a better understanding of what is included in advertised prices.

“We look forward to working with Senators Klobuchar and Moran on the Hotel Fees Transparency Act to ensure travelers have the ability to accurately compare different options and make choices that best suit their preferences.”


The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech) empowers traveler choice by advocating for public policy that promotes marketplace transparency and competition. Travel Tech represents the leading innovators in travel technology, including online travel agencies, metasearch engines, short-term rental platforms, global distribution systems, and travel management companies.

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