Bills aim to help travelers avoid surprise fees

02/15/2010 | Seattle Times, The

The Clear Airfares Act would require online travel agencies and airlines to disclose additional fees before travelers purchase a ticket. The End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act would prohibit municipalities from charging a discriminatory tax on car rentals. "It limits taxes placed on rental car consumers to issues tied specifically to the operation of the rental car facility," said Robert Barton, president of the American Car Rental Association.

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