Kyambogo hostel owners oppose university accommodation fees guidelines

Kabojja Hostel which is found in Banda, a Kampala Suburb.(PHOTO BY RONARD SHABOMWE)

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Hostel Owners around Kyambogo University have opposed the University demand of carrying forward hostel fees of Semester two to cater for the remaining period on re-opening this week.

According to Elli Katunguka the Vice Chancellor Kyambogo University, the management negotiated with some hostel owners and agreed that the hostel fees which

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Colorado students take legal action after travel company cancels trip for COVID-19, withholds fees

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (KDVR) — Families across Colorado and the country are taking legal action against Wheat Ridge-based Voyageurs International Ltd. The company is accused of organizing international travel for high school students, canceling the trips and pocketing money families provided for the travel.

High school choir, band and orchestra students were planning to be in Europe during the summer of 2020, but the pandemic prevented that from happening. Parents

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St. Augustine City Commission adopts vacation rental fees

Sheldon Gardner
 
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St. Augustine commissioners recently adopted fees for vacation rentals, and the city will send letters to property owners about how to register vacation rentals. 

The fee is a base rate of $294.48 per rental unit plus a fee of $73.81 per bedroom rented. The operator will have to pay a fee each year based on that rate structure to renew the vacation rental’s registration. 

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How To Avoid Travel Fees That Could Ruin Your Next Vacation

Travel fees can ruin your vacation. That’s never been more true than now, when vacation time is in short supply and resources are limited. All it takes is a “gotcha” surcharge to screw everything up. But how do you avoid travel fees?

As someone who listens to people complain about their vacations every day, I

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Top 3 US airlines dumping change fees is sign that passengers have all the power

It wasn’t long ago that airlines were bringing in billions of dollars a year in change fees that could range up to $200 per person per flight. But it’ll be a long time before they charge a change fee again.



A traveler wearing a protective mask uses a kiosk to check-in at a United Airlines Holdings Inc. counter at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Travel stocks, including airlines, hotels and cruise-line operators, gained some more premarket Tuesday, building on Mondays rally, when Transportation Security Administration data showed airline passenger numbers were improving. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Column: Airline cancellation fees were always a money grab

For anyone who believes airlines ding passengers with gratuitous fees for no better reason than because they can, America’s biggest carriers have an answer:

Yup.

That appears to be the inescapable conclusion after United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines this week announced they’re permanently doing away with the whopping $200 fees they charged to change many bookings.

The carriers say they’re doing people a favor during the COVID-19

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Which Airline Should You Fly Now That Change Fees Are History?

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected airlines. Now, in an effort to woo travelers back to the skies, airlines are adopting more flyer-friendly policies. United Airlines led the way by announcing the elimination of change fees and standby fees. Within 24 hours, Delta Air Lines announced a similar policy and American Airlines went even further in its policy changes.

These changes may leave you reassessing which airline is best for

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Avoid Flight Change Fees With These Airlines

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Though the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily halted travel for most Americans, big changes by major airlines could make flying more appealing in the future. Yesterday, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines announced plans to drop domestic change fees—a move that mirrored United Airlines’ own announcement from one day prior. These new policies align with Southwest Airlines’ existing policy, bringing the tally of

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Flight news: Major airlines eliminate change fees

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Clear Lake City Council raises vacation rental fees by 233 percent | Latest News

Flory said Clear Lake currently has about 50 vacation and short-term rentals permitted within the city, and he anticipates that number to grow.

The City Council unanimously approved a service partnership agreement with Bergland and Cram to inspect and review all vacation rental properties in Clear Lake to ensure they’re compliant with local, state and national residential building codes.

Per the agreement, it will coordinate inspection times, complete inspections and

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Here’s Why Airlines Are Ending Change Fees

United, Delta, and American Airlines made similar announcements in quick succession this week: Change fees aren’t just temporarily suspended due to the pandemic; they’re going away for good on most kinds of tickets for domestic travel. Of course, the companies aren’t just doing this to be nice. A few things have changed about the airline business in recent years that make change fees less effective as part of a pricing

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United Airlines drops change fees amid COVID-19 recovery

Good news for airline passengers. United, Delta and American airlines said they would no longer charge fliers $200 to change their tickets. Alaska Airlines joined in Tuesday, dropping changes fees for most passengers.

United led the charge with a Sunday announcement that it was “permanently getting rid of change fees … effective immediately.”

United’s CEO Scott Kirby said in a video statement the changes come in response to the economic

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No, this is not the end of travel fees. It’s just the beginning.

This isn’t the end of airline ticket fees or travel fees in general. If anything, it’s the beginning of an era in which airlines and other travel companies will try even harder to bait customers with low prices and then prod them into paying extra for something they want.

In August, United announced that it would “permanently” eliminate change fees for all standard economy and premium tickets for travel within

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United Airlines permanently eliminates some change fees

Beginning Jan. 1, United also will allow customers to fly standby free on flights leaving the day of their scheduled travel, regardless of the type of ticket or class of service.

The announcements come as the industry faces an unprecedented drop in air travel in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and carriers around the world are struggling to stay afloat. U.S. carriers have reported billions of dollars in losses,

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Ryanair to axe flight change fees until next March amid coronavirus travel turmoil

Budget airline Ryanair is abolishing fight change fees until next March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The airline, which flies from many UK airports including Birmingham and Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff and East Midlands has pledged to extend the offer to customers until next March.

No fees will be charged for flights booked in October and November for travel that changes up until March 21.

However, any alterations must

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Limo companies struggling during pandemic say Edmonton fees crippling industry



a group of people sitting at a table: The limousine industry isn't getting too many bookings like this wedding, anymore and owners say they need help from the city.


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The limousine industry isn’t getting too many bookings like this wedding, anymore and owners say they need help from the city.

Edmonton limousine companies say COVID-19 has devastated their industry but the City of Edmonton is making their problems worse.

Read more: Low sales, fewer customers creating dire situation for Alberta small businesses: CFIB

“It’s disappointing. It’s deflating,” said Suzan Burtic, who owns Legends Limousine with her husband

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United Airlines baggage fees and how to avoid paying them



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Every airline has its own fees and policies on baggage. While some airlines allow you to check multiple bags for free, some will charge you just to bring a carry-on. It’s important to familiarize yourself with these policies

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Limo companies struggling during pandemic say Edmonton fees crippling industry – Edmonton

Edmonton limousine companies say COVID-19 has devastated their industry but the City of Edmonton is making their problems worse.

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Low sales, fewer customers creating dire situation for Alberta small businesses: CFIB

“It’s disappointing. It’s deflating,” said Suzan Burtic, who owns Legends Limousine with her husband Liveu.

“I’m angry. How can they be so callous?”

Limo companies are required to pay dispatch and licensing fees to the City of

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Don’t expect annoying airline fees to go anywhere anytime soon | Travel Troubleshooter

Even though airlines are dropping some of their most-hated fees, the era of airline fees is far from over.

Airline fees aren’t going away. If anything, they are just getting started. Experts predict airlines and other travel companies will now try even harder to bait customers with low prices and then prod them into paying extra for something they want.

In August, United Airlines announced that it would “permanently” eliminate

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