I tried to book a travel recently and used a price agregagator to compare values. I know often the listed prices still have extra fees on top.

I picked the best price and read the travel agency conditions and all seemed fine. They clearly state that there were no fees or taxes. The final step though revealed prohibitive costs. There was an extra charge for credit card, debit card, etc.

The commission was around €150. This made the price much higher than that of other companies in the end. The problem, besides bad publicity, is that you only get this information in the last step.

I always try to find reviews but these tend to be negatively biased and are often inaccurate and don't necessarily reflect this kind of problems.

Is there a website or resource that list travel agencies and these commissions and practices?

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    In which country is this? Are you talking about a search engine/aggregator or a travel agent? Are you sure this is about taxes rather than fees or even simply a change in price after being redirected to another website? Credit card charges are not uncommon, but that's typically €2-5! Also, if other agencies have similar commissions, the price might not be that unattractive, at the end of the day there might be no alternative but to compare them one-by-one.
    – Relaxed
    Jun 4, 2015 at 9:07
  • Hi @relaxed, this is an Internet travel agency. I have no idea which country they are based on. They have translations to several languages. If that is of interest I am in Europe. I am talking about searching in an agregator and than picking a price and going to the on line travel agent directly.
    – nsn
    Jun 4, 2015 at 10:11
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    I still can't quite make out what you mean by “Everything card processing had taxes.” Also, the problem might be that they write “no taxes” to trick you in thinking the price will stay the same, whereas they will add other fees at the end. A commission is a fee added by the agent, not a tax collected by the government so it might be technically true (albeit highly misleading) to say that there were no “taxes”.
    – Relaxed
    Jun 4, 2015 at 10:22
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    Why book through travel agencies? Websites like Kayak.com have 0 hidden fees.
    – JonathanReez
    Jun 4, 2015 at 10:42
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    @nsn Note that in the US, supermarkets do publish prices that do not include the local sales tax, which is then added at check-out. Not saying it's good for the customer but expectations do vary and I think it's somewhat important to be specific about what we are talking about. In any case, it's a good question and hopefully someone will be able to provide an answer!
    – Relaxed
    Jun 4, 2015 at 10:55

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Usually right now there is no such website, Some website seems to show various rate and compare option however not as much useful for people.I think better option will be you opt manually searching few most reputed website for this as they will be much beneficial as compared to the comparing ones. I am sure you will get the better search result and reviews if you go manually.

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