‘Resort fees’ set be outlawed in the US by Joe Biden

Hidden charges that can push up hotel rates in the US dramatically could finally be outlawed by an initiative from Joe Biden.

The president has vowed to eliminate “resort fees” – mandatory extra charges that many properties impose to make their base rates look more competitive.

A room at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas tonight costs $174 (£146) at first sight. But once local taxes and a “resort fee” of $46 (£39) is added, the price increases by 72 per