AcesAndEights
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January 22nd, 2014 at 9:58:34 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

The next move, as gaming recovers with the economy improving (if gaming does; there's a huge glut of new gaming local to a lot of people who used to travel to Vegas/AC) will be the resort doing well enough/brave enough to wipe out resort fees and profit with the good publicity bringing more players. This successful promotion, tied in with playing x hours per day/room comped in their casino, further builds back the brave resort.

Others, in order to compete, and seeing the brave casino flourish, get rid of resort fees again. Eventually everyone is back to free rooms with no resort fees and the good times roll again.


That would be awesome, but I am not optimistic about the chances of it going this way.
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Greasyjohn
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January 23rd, 2014 at 8:16:34 PM permalink
The problem with resort fees is that if one establishment charges them the others will follow suit. If you fill a 1 pound can of coffee with 13 ounces the company that puts 1 pound of coffee in a 1 pound can will go out of business. You can sell a 13 ounce can for less than a 16 ounce can. Yes some people will buy the 16 ounce can, but most will buy the same size looking can with 13 ounces in it. Andy Rooney won't win this one.
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January 23rd, 2014 at 8:28:29 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

The problem with resort fees is that if one establishment charges them the others will follow suit. If you fill a 1 pound can of coffee with 13 ounces the company that puts 1 pound of coffee in a 1 pound can will go out of business. You can sell a 13 ounce can for less than a 16 ounce can. Yes some people will buy the 16 ounce can, but most will buy the same size looking can with 13 ounces in it. Andy Rooney won't win this one.



Where ya been, GJ? Nice to see you back. True what you say. I just think the pendulum will swing once a marketing person sees a percentage in it. Whether it will catch back on competitively remains to be seen.
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deedubbs
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January 23rd, 2014 at 10:10:53 PM permalink
Quote: Canyonero

No need, unless you have a lot of $$$ worth of free speech to go with that.

Bitch to the third party booking aggregators instead. The likes of booking.com etc. The main reason for resort fees ist the placement on the results list of these websites. Sorted by price, resort fee is ignored and then added later. If you charge higher room rates intead of a resort fee, you might end up on page two (god forbid), thus less bookings.

If the booking sites were to sort by effective total daily rate instead of a made up number this problem would go away and we all could live happily without resort fees.



This is 100% correct. I heard an interview with Derek Stevens, owner of the D/Golden Gate, saying that it was simply a matter of SEO. They cut rates by the amount of the fee on Priceline, Expedia, etc.
Greasyjohn
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January 26th, 2014 at 10:34:31 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Where ya been, GJ? Nice to see you back. True what you say. I just think the pendulum will swing once a marketing person sees a percentage in it. Whether it will catch back on competitively remains to be seen.



Hi BBB,

I've been around, just not posting with the flurry upon first finding this site.

I think that resort fees should be considered deceptive advertising. The vast majority of APs and contributors at this site will not be fooled by a published room rate and an extra resort fee, but they recognize false advertising and are incensed by it.

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