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Monday, May 21, 2007

Resort rates no longer published?

Granted, this is a bit more mundane that the topics I'll usually be addressing. Just couldn't resist.

I noticed the trend some time back: Myrtle Beach resorts mailing advertisements that give price ranges for various - and arbitrary - times of the year instead of disclosing seasonal room rates like they used to do. Pretty ridiculous.

I brought this matter to a resort's attention and was curtly told to give the dates I would be coming and then I would be given the cost of the room. Of course, I asked how I was supposed to select the dates if I didn't know the cost.

This seems to be an attempt to prevent consumers from planning trips based on a knowledge of when lower seasonal rates become effective. You can do fairly well by searching a resort's website, but its a shame its come to this. What next?