Have you noticed how those super low hotel room rates you see advertised never really seem to be what you actually pay? Taxes aside, one of the biggest contributors to this are resort fees. So much so, that The Washington Post says U.
Chances are you know someone that has used Airbnb recently. The peer-to-peer lodging site has now racked up over 60 million guests in 190+ countries, so we wouldn't be surprised. At this point, it's safe to say they're quickly becoming a household name, particularly among Millennials.
Over the past decade and a half, regional ski resort visits throughout the U.S. have been largely stagnant or in decline. Per Snowsports Industries America 2015 Fact Sheet, nationwide visits peaked at 60.
Marriott International's (MI) recent purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide for $12.2 Billion dollars, makes it the largest hotel chain in the world. MI now controls 30 different brands, almost 5,800 properties and 1.