Hi everyone, its James from the UK TripAdvisor press office here.
MSN Travel are preparing an article on the hidden costs associated with travel - everything from extra charges on flights, hotel booking fees, car hire costs, and credit card charges for use abroad.
They are looking to include people's real-life stories of being stung by these charges, and so we'd love to hear from you about your experience.
Have you ever been stung by large hidden charges? If so, what were they associated with?
Or do you have a tried and tested method for avoiding extra charges? If so, what tips and advice would you give to other travellers to help them do the same?