Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club knows that no one wants or expects to fall victim to a scam while on vacation. Unfortunately, tourists are often marked as easy prey for scammers. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club wants its guests to be aware and alert while traveling. These are just a few common scam attempts that visitors need to be watching for:
Unless math comes easy, many travelers find currency rates confusing. There are some merchants and vendors that are counting on this and use it to their advantage. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club encourages people to look closely at bills and receipts and always count change. Many phones have currency converters and using those is a good idea. Usually when questioned, the merchant will claim it was an honest mistake and correct the issue.
Taxi Cab Inflation
In some countries, rates for taxis are not governed. This means that drivers can charge basically whatever they want and no two taxis are alike. This causes several issues that could put a dent in vacationers’ pockets before they even realize it. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club suggests asking about rates prior to getting into any taxicab. If able, research transportation options before arriving at the destination to eliminate surprises. Another trick that is sometimes used by drivers is to take the long way to the target location. Being prepared with a map or a GPS will help ensure tourists aren’t being taken for a ride.
Too Good To Be True
Everyone has heard the saying “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” This is a good rule of thumb to live by when traveling. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club wants its guests to know that street vendors selling name-brand items at a fraction of the regular retail price are often actually selling stolen items or knock-offs.
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club wants its guests and all vacationers to enjoy a safe vacation without being a victim, and these tips are sure to help.