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Leaving Japan to Become More Expensive in 2019

Saying sayonara to Japan will become more expensive.

If you leave Japan via airplane or ship — whether or not you are a citizen — you will be required to pay a departure tax of ¥1,000 effective as of Monday, January 7, 2019 as a result of a bill which is designed to increase investment in tourism infrastructure and promote travel destinations in rural Japan, as well as fund campaigns for global tourism.

“The nation attracted a record…

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Airport Tax to NOT Almost Double After All

Members of the House of Representatives of the United States rejected the proposed doubling of the Passenger Facility Charge, which is a tax charged by airports that currently costs passengers up to $4.50 per flight segment to help finance infrastructure projects — including…

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Mandatory Fees to Park at Disney World Resorts as of March 21, 2018

If you want to stay as a registered guest at a resort property at Walt Disney World in Florida without having to pay as much as $24.00 in parking fees per night, you need to book your reservations prior to Wednesday, March 21, 2018, which is the day when the fees for standard overnight self-parking will be in effect to guests with every reservation booked on that day and thereafter.

According to this announcement at…

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Did Delta Air Lines Turn a Protest Into an Opportunity?

Legislation in the form of a bill called House Bill 821 calls for the amendment of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, which — if passed — will essentially eliminate the sales and use taxes levied on jet fuel for all airlines which purchase fuel in the state of Georgia; and greater than 800 students arrived at the world headquarters of Delta Air Lines yesterday, Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 10:30 in the morning to protest.

With the busiest airport in the world as its hub in Atlanta, Delta Air Lines stands to benefit the most from this legislation if…

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Parking Fees Increase Yet Again at Certain MGM Resorts Properties in Las Vegas

Once upon a time, parking in Las Vegas was easy and free of charge — but like complimentary checked baggage, those days are long gone, as parking fees increased yet again at certain MGM resort properties in Las Vegas effective as of today, Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

This is at least the third increase which was implemented in the almost 20 months — not even two full years — since parking fees were first introduced on…

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Passenger Facility Fee to Increase By Up to 89 Percent?

For 15 years, the Passenger Facility Fee — which you automatically pay on almost every airline ticket you purchase — has been capped at $4.50; but that fee could increase by almost 89 percent to $8.50 as soon as next month if the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act is approved on Friday, December 8, 2017 by members of the House of Representatives of the United States.

Also known as S.1655, the bill contains the following language…

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Another Way Mandatory Resort Fees are Deceptive

“From time to time i get no points on the resort fee and have to mail marriott a couple of times before they understand that we should get points on resort fee, is there any were i can find it written down so i dont need to discuss this back and forth several times?”

Although no specific language pertaining to mandatory resort fees are included in the terms and conditions of earning Marriott Rewards points, the response to the question you just read…

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Airport Tax to Almost Double?

The Passenger Facility Charge is a tax with which up to $4.50 per flight segment can be charged by airports to passengers to help finance infrastructure projects — including the expansion of terminals; the improvement of security checkpoints; the reduction of airport noise; and the renovation and upgrading of washrooms and toilets — which are funded by the federal government of the United States…

…but if the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee has its way, that tax will almost double to…

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