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Better Business Bureau warns against hotel price gouging during Hurricane Dorian

Video Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach - Duration: 01:25s - Published
Better Business Bureau warns against hotel price gouging during Hurricane Dorian

Better Business Bureau warns against hotel price gouging during Hurricane Dorian

The Better Business Bureau says there are ways to see if a hotel is price gouging.

HOTEL..BUT JUST BECAUSETHERE IS HIGHERDEMAND... THE PRICESSHOULD NOT BE HIGHER.WPTV NEWS CHANNELFIVES SABIRAH RAYFORDSHOWS YOU WHAT TOWATCH OUT FOR.<<NAT: "All thisfurniture, everythingwill be taken away."For Rick Netzel atthe Best WesternHotel in West PalmBeach it's all aboutpreparation."we do have a planhere with generatorswith water with backup supplies differentthings like that."He wants to beprepared if ahurricane makeslandfall and hishotel becomes a placefor shelter."The outlets havecalled the cruiseships have called andwe are getting a lotof phone calls foravailability."Netzel says even ifthe need for rooms goup their priceswon't."Once the governordeclares a state ofemergency it isillegal to raise yourates."The Better BusinessesBureau says there areways to see if ahotel is pricegouging."They can compare therates for otherhotels in similarareas that aretouristdestinations."Vice President of theBBB Guy Miller saysyou could alsocompare the currentrates to last month'srate.

He says eventhough this is aholiday weekend theprices shouldn't bedramaticallydifferent and if theyare you should reportit to them OR theState Attorney'sOffice."If you havescreenshots,receipts, invoices."Reporting in WestPalm Beach, SabirahRayford, WPTV NEWSCHANNEL5.




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