The travel industry doesn't care for these bait-and-switch practices, either. Although individual hotels mount a spirited defense - last year, for example, Caesars slapped its guests with a resort fee, brazenly claiming they had asked for it - the rest of the industry is plotting to kill resort fees. That may seem counterintuitive, but if you follow the money, it makes perfect sense. Neither travel agents nor hotel companies benefit from resort fees in a meaningful way. Instead, most of the $2.1 billion flows directly to hotel owners, while the intermediaries and management companies are bypassed, then blamed - often falsely - for the charges. Get the full story at USA Today