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Top Travel Red Flags – Part 1

What a summer! The team has been busy at Luxe Travel Consultants and that means we have had the privilege of helping many clients. That also means we’ve heard a lot of horror stories about travel (and travel agency experiences) gone bad. That’s why we wanted to dedicate two blogs to letting you know what to look out for when booking travel. Below are the first 3 indicators that you should run (hopefully to a phone to call Luxe Travel Consultants). In our next blog, we will cover the remaining 2 travel red flags Unsolicited vacation offers sent to you through emails or faxes Hundreds of thousands of these emails and faxes are sent to workplaces every day. Often, the consumer jumps at the low price travel deal, thinking they are getting a special discount. When they call about the trip, they’re hit with a slick, high-pressure sales pitch. If the person on the other end of the phone says, “You’ve got to book now, I need your credit card right now, or else you’re going to lose this trip,” that is a red flag. Do not purchase from these offers that aren’t from reputable travel sites or travel expert subscription lists you’ve opted into. Pricing that seems “too good to be true” You need to know the real price of a trip and that means you need to know the final price. Airlines, hotels, car rental companies, and cruise lines all have some “deceptive” pricing practices, meaning that their advertised price does not include taxes and fees. The deception is in the fine print; “too good to be...
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