While online travel agencies often post a disclaimer saying that the prices shown “may not include taxes, services fees or other hotel charges,” it is impossible on some websites, like Priceline.com, to know what those fees will be without calling the hotel directly. For instance, a Priceline search of a reservation at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas includes a room charge and the price for “taxes and fees” and offers a “Best Price Guarantee on this hotel” on the “Total Charge.” The fine print says there is a $12 per day fee for Internet service, a charge of $30 per night for each person above double occupancy, and that breakfast is not included. It also states that there may be mandatory charges like resort fees that will be collected upon checkout. It doesn’t indicate what the resort fee is. sked about the use of phrases like “Total Charge” and “Best Price Guarantee,” Priceline spokesman Brian Ek said that refers to the “total amount that Priceline will charge you for that reservation.” “We would very much like to see all mandatory fees included in the rates that are provided to us, and we have communicated that to the hotels,” he said. Get the full story at The Associated Press