Booking your trip has never been easier, thanks to the internet. With that being said, without proper precaution, there’s a chance you could be booking a scam. Scammers scour the internet for opportunities to prey on the vulnerable. According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, around 15 million online hotel reservations are made on fake third-party sites every year.
Taking control of your data and being mindful of Internet security can help you avoid online scams. Booking direct also helps eliminate risk. Use third-party sites to research your options, but once you know where you’d like to make your reservation, use that company’s website to do so. You’ll often find packages and specials you won’t find on third-party sites, and can communicate directly with the business to ensure that your trip exceeds your expectations! Learn more about how to keep yourself safe with our accompanying resource.