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Paying for Perks

Want the travel amenities you're used to? Be ready to pay up.
August 1, 2006
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/159878

Business travel costs are on the upswing. According to American Express Business Travel, airline tickets should increase 3 percent to 6 percent--and hotels 1 percent to 5 percent--this year. But it's not just the big-ticket items causing pain. The little add-ons--fees, surcharges and penalties--contribute, sometimes significantly, to a trip's total cost.

These add-ons include:

Julie Moline is a freelance writer, editor and editorial consultant in New York City.