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Hidden fees

•The Maldives -- It has a 3.5pc tourism, goods and services tax on tourists

•New York City -- Its astronomical hotel rates are inflated by 14.75pc taxes plus a flat fee of $3.50 per night.

•Vancouver -- It has imposed a 'destination marketing fee' of 1.5pc on top of an existing 2pc hotel tax and a 12pc sales tax.

•Delhi -- Guests staying at hotels must pay a 12.5pc 'luxury tax' during their stays.