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How to avoid hotel's hidden fees and surcharges

Hotels charged $2billion (£1.4bn) in hidden fees and surcharges in 2007, according to a Price Waterhouse Coopers report.

Carmen Roberts has investigated some of the more outlandish hotel charges, and suggests some handy hints on how to avoid getting a rude shock at checkout.

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