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Fees charged by the hotel industry reached a record $2.25 billion this year. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Fees charged by the hotel industry reached a record $2.25 billion this year. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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You're used to them from the airlines: baggage fees, booking fees, and other charges that pop up after you buy your plane ticket.

The hotel industry has been applying hidden and not-so-hidden fees for years, and this year the revenue from those fees and surcharges hit a record $2.25 billion.

That's according to Bjorn Hanson, a professor at the Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management at New York University.

He joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to discuss what's behind the new record.

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This segment aired on October 15, 2014.

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