People love to travel around the world. Besides the fact that it’s exciting and fun, it is also enlightening! That’s why everyone will definitely grab the chance to travel whenever and wherever an opportunity to do so comes. One of the best times to get that is when there are cheap travel deals! Of course, who says no to low prices for awesome trips, right?!
But while all these super budget-friendly plane tickets, hotel accommodation rates and group tours will surely make you ecstatic, never be complacent and careless! A lot of people who simply want to set foot on terrific travel destinations get scammed by mock ticket sellers and travel agents. It’s very sad and disappointing because victims do not merely get robbed of their money; their high hopes of being able to travel affordably get crushed too.
Being alert and wise is very important to detect if the travel offers right in front of you are real or you’re just being tricked. If you get deceived, you will suffer many financial losses and emotional damages after just wanting to travel happily. If you’re not going to be totally left with nothing, you’ll probably receive less than what you deserve. So you see to it that you will never face these issues, here are 6 tips to avoid getting fooled by fake “cheap” travel deals!
1 – KNOW THE TRAVEL POINTS.
Carefully read the travel points covered by the travel offer. Does it really encompass all the places you plan to leave from and arrive at? Make sure it does because you don’t want to get dropped off just anywhere far from your destination. There are those that display low-cost travel rates, but subtly includes limited travel points and paths. Know whether or not what’s being offered to you completely constitutes your whole squad’s desired and listed itineraries.
2 – KNOW THE TRANSPORTATION.
Usually, when you avail of trip packages, the travel services provider has transportation means, methods and routes stated on their notices. Know what the cheap travel deals you’re eyeing on have for moving their clients from one location to another. Will they bring you back and forth to various destinations? If not, then that may not really be a rather costly snip disguised under cheap rates.
Are these safe and in outstanding condition? Remember, just because your transportation ticket is on sale does not mean you deserve less than good quality.
3 – KNOW WHETHER OR NOT FOOD IS INCLUDED.
Food is essential when traveling. Bringing homemade food or just any food straight from your home is easy and convenient, especially when you’re watching your diet and specific meal requirements. Nevertheless, buying from outside, from the places you travel in, is inevitable! A lot of times, it’s very convenient too. What’s more, traveling without food experiences is not traveling!
Check whether or not food is included in the cheap travel offers you see. This is especially when food really must be there in your specific trip plans.
4 – KNOW IF HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE AND FUNCTIONAL.
Particularly when your trip goes overnight, booking a place to stay in is vital. Know if a good quality hotel accommodation or inn is included. When the deals show accommodation availability, see to it that you can use necessary facilities well. The time you will spend there might be somehow a waste if you are very much restricted when it comes to using their amenities. It might be better to choose a hotel accommodation that’s a bit higher in price but worthwhile, if that’d be the case!
5 – KNOW IF IT INCLUDES TRIP ACTIVITIES.
As for trip packages and group travel deals, of course, you are all going for the fun and thrilling activities and adventures that you will enjoy during your trip. Make sure your pick includes all the trip features you will sign up for.
6 – KNOW IF THERE ARE HIDDEN CHARGES.
The biggest cause of shock and headache for people who just say yes and go for “cheap” travel deals without carefully looking into it are… *drum rolls” hidden charges!
While convincing you, the offers and their agents exhibit low prices that wow and captivate you, however, when you’re already at your destination, you will be in an unpleasant surprise when hidden fees are suddenly presented in front of you! The look on your face will absolutely be different from when you are being nicely encouraged as a buyer, to when you are already on the cashier, paying the “cheap” travel deal dues.
Don’t forget to ask. Be persistent if you have to, especially if they seem to be hiding something (hidden charges to be exact!)
DON’T BE FOOLED!
Be safe from swindlers. Know when the cheap travel offers in front of you are truthful or are just too-good-to-be-true lies! Travel safe, sure and secure without getting fooled!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She is a daytime writer for Holiday Inn Parramatta Hotel, a five-star hotel in Parramatta, New South Wales which provides a rewarding stay and a close reach of Australia’s noteworthy features. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.