Sweet online booking deals leave bitter taste

Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com and Hotels.com did not respond to queries on whether they would adopt the proposed guidelines.
Expedia, Agoda, Booking.com and Hotels.com did not respond to queries on whether they would adopt the proposed guidelines.PHOTOS: EXPEDIA, AGODA, BOOKING.COM, HOTELS.COM

ST check finds opaque pricing on most of more than 20 hotel and airline booking sites

A Club Med sale has left a bitter taste in the mouth of marketing manager James Chan.

The 42-year-old had received its SMS promotion that said: Flash sale: Kids below 12 stay FREE.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2019, with the headline 'Sweet online booking deals leave bitter taste'. Print Edition | Subscribe