Pennywise, Pound Foolish: Balancing Guest Service and Financial Control on Hotel Overcharged Credit Card Dispute
customer relationship management; credit card dispute; refund; guest services management; financial control
While reviewing her credit card statement, a hotel loyalty reward program member discovered she was overcharged $56 for a recent hotel stay. After contacting the hotel she was told the charge was for guest room mini bar items. As the guest never consumed items from the mini bar, she requested a refund. After failing to receive a satisfactory response from the hotel, the guest disputed the charge and received a refund from the credit card company. What should the hotel have done differently?
Number of Pages
International Journal of Business and Economics
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Chen, Po-Ju, "Pennywise, Pound Foolish: Balancing Guest Service and Financial Control on Hotel Overcharged Credit Card Dispute" (2017). Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 674.