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  • August 8, 2016
    Dress properly & pay more if you’re visiting Angkor Wat

    Entrance fee update The Cambodian government announced an increase in entrance fees for the Angkor Wat temple complex. Starting February 2017, visitors will be charged almost double of what they pay now. The prices foreigners must pay for a one-day Angkor Pass will rise from $20 to $37, a three-day ticket from $40 to $62 […]

  • June 6, 2014
    Cash-strapped Egypt imposes a new fee for travelers

    After increasing visa fees and imposing ‘development tax’ in the last two months, Egyptian authorities have now decided to levy a new airport tax on travelers leaving the country. The government started applying the roughly $25 fee on ticket purchases through airline companies last month, which means that the airline companies have been passing the […]

  • May 29, 2014
    How much exactly does it cost to fly?

    Governments across the world, especially U.S. Department of Transport, have proposed laws for airlines to disclose all the fees at the time of purchase of tickets. But there are other airline fees for amenities such as luggage, snacks, and WiFi, that are not included in the ticket price. And adding them can significantly increase the […]

  • May 13, 2014
    Egypt will charge ‘development tax’ for tourists at certain airports

    Inspite of multiple countries issuing travel warnings to Egypt, extreme travelers still prefer to visit the land of pyramids. So after increasing the tourist visa fee from $15 to $20 this May, the Ministry of Tourism announced that beginning June this year, there will be a development tax of $7 on tourists arriving in airports […]

  • April 24, 2014
    Increase in tourist visa fees for Egypt

    Egypt will increase tourist visa fees from $15 to $20 starting on May 1, 2014. According to Hesham Zazou, tourism minister, the increase is slight and is not expected to affect the flow of tourists to the country. The decision to increase the cost of a tourist visa to Egypt was previously postponed several times. […]

  • February 14, 2014
    Cost of permits to climb Mount Everest drops

    It took a staggering amount of US$25,000 to get a permit to climb Mount Everest, but now Nepalese authorities have slashed that to US$12,000 starting next year, in hopes of attracting more tourists. Prices vary a lot depending on the season. The $11,000 price is for the high climbing season stretching from March to May. […]

  • January 29, 2014
    Nepal doubles tourism service fee for all outgoing foreign travelers

    The Himalayan nation of Nepal announced that the tourism service fee of NRs. 500 will be increased to NRs. 1,000 (excluding VAT) from March 1, 2014. Citing price rise in the international market and devaluation of local currency, the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) said that the price rise in the international market coupled with the […]

  • April 2, 2013
    Airfare based on passenger weight is now a reality

    The next line of ‘fees’ that airlines will start charging passengers is already here. Samoa Air is the world’s first airline to introduce pricing based on passengers’ weight. The new policy will enforce passengers to enter their weight along with the weight of their baggage at the time of booking. The combined weight will then […]

  • February 13, 2013

    Ensuring a “fair return” to its investors, London Heathrow will see an increase in passenger fees from £19.33 per passenger at present, to £27.30 by 2018. This means that if you are flying through LHR (London Heathrow), then expect an increase in your ticket fare.

  • November 8, 2012
    Now pay fees for forgetting to pay fees

    Spirit Airlines is notoriously known for its extra baggage fees – cabin and carry-on. The airline has increased the carry-on baggage fees to $35 if purchased during online booking ($25 for members of the airline’s fare club) and $50 if purchased at the airport kiosk. Also, your first checked bag now costs $30 if paid […]

  • September 23, 2012
    With all the fees slapped on to your bill, reconsider your travel budget

    You may think that you have budgeted your next vacation to the dime and nickel by considering all the possible and estimated, if not exact, costs – flights, hotels, places to see, museums, meals, etc. But Stephanie Rosenbloom points out in her article that your final bill may be significantly higher than your budget because […]

  • July 9, 2012
    Compare all airline fees (U.S. airlines only) with this simple tool

    An awesome new tool by NerdWallet lets you calculate and compare the fees that different airlines (in the U.S.) charge for cabin and checked bags, rebooking, or unaccompanied minor tickets. This makes it easier to compare airfares that might seem cheap before you start piling on fees. For example, if you’re checking and carrying one […]

  • June 12, 2012
    Airline increases baggage fee to $100 for international routes

    Starting June 1, 2012, United Airlines announced that it will raise the cost of a second checked bag on such flights from $70 to $100. “This change reflects an increase in costs associated with carrying bags, such as fuel and handling,” the airline said in a statement, according to UPI. Last year, the charge had […]

  • December 12, 2011
    Edinburgh may introduce ‘tourist tax’

    Tourists planning to travel to Edinburgh to catch a glimpse of what the city has to offer could soon be paying extra for the experience – after the city announced they are considering introducing a controversial ‘tourist tax’. The city council this week have held discussions about bringing in the fee, which could bring in […]

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