Vacation and traveling are one of the few things we enjoy doing. Today, a lot of travel agencies and rental companies offer great deals on their travel or vacation packages to lure travelers to use their services. Sometimes these deals are so irresistible that some people immediately jump into it without even confirming if it is real.
There are a lot of things to take into account on both sides of rental owners, travel agencies and travelers. These things should not be taken for granted as failure to do so might lead to a horrible experience. Some tips are as follows:
Things Travel Agencies and Rental Owners must remember:
You should be careful of anyone who offers to pay more than the needed rate for your property. Place a red flag on these types of inquiries as they might be a scam or the person is up to something.
With the increased number of online scammers today, you should be careful on emails asking for your personal information as well as requesting you to click on some links. Legitimate companies will contact you in person to ask for personal information and not through email
It is recommended to download and install anti-phishing software on your personal computer to protect it from intruders.
The following are some tips for Travelers:
- Make a call directly to the manager to confirm as to whether the property is still available during the time you desire to check in.
- Immediately call the property manager if there are deals that are too good to be true such as significant discounts on rates as well as an email requesting for personal details and information.
- Check the company’s website and look through the details. Professional owners and managers are expected to deliver good content and grammar, otherwise a badly designed website with poor grammar may be from scammers in foreign lands. Beware of the international posers who are trying to scam you.
- Always make sure to pay over a secured payment method. It is recommended to use PayPal or use a credit card that offers protection and easier tracking of transactions.
Following these significant tips might save you from having a nightmare vacation. It is always better to be safe than sorry!