Too-Good-To-Be-True Travel Deals

Make Sure Your Travel Deal Is Everything It’s Cracked Up To Be

You get an email or a phone call promising you the perfect vacation at an unbelievable price. Luxury accommodations in beautiful places for next to nothing -- who could ask for more? Unfortunately, the people who opt to take advantage of these travel offers don’t always get what they pay for.

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is

You’ve been warned since you were a kid -- if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You have to really dig deep when you’re considering one of these travel offers. Some people who have fallen for unscrupulous gimmicks haven’t gotten anything in return for their money, others have been made to sit through high-pressure timeshare presentations and others have found that the travel company’s idea of luxury accommodations was actually a roach-infested, threadbare hotel room in a not-so-great area.

If you really want to take a vacation, you should either make the travel arrangements yourself, work with a reputable and licensed travel agency or go to a well-known, reputable travel website. If you go anywhere else, you never know what you’re going to get and while that may be a good thing when it comes to a box of chocolates, it’s not a good thing when it comes to travel accommodations.

If you do decide to go for one of these “hot deals” make sure you get the names, phone numbers and addresses of airlines, cruises or hotels advertised in the vacation advertisement. Once you have that information, do some serious research to make sure it’s a vacation you really want to take and double-check to see if you will be required to pay any hidden fees or attend any mandatory seminars or presentations.

It may cost more money to make your travel arrangements the right way, but paying more for something you want is a whole lot better than paying anything for something you never get. Do yourself a favor and don’t fall for the pie-in-the-sky travel schemes and stick to tried-and-true established travel service providers.


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