How to avoid fraud when booking your vacation


Source: Crystal Bleecher |

Attendees thought they would be staying in luxury accommodations. Instead, festival goes were shocked to find tents.

“If you have a trip cancellation which is caused by natural events like a hurricane or by an earthquake, you may not be covered. If it’s caused by a war, you may not be covered,” Leocha said. While every policy is different, many only cover specific problems like the airline or hotel going out of business.

“You have to read your trip cancellation policy very carefully and there’s a whole range of them,” Leocha said.

While you are at it, check your other insurance policies before you go. If you are traveling within the United States, health insurance will cover you if you get sick or injured, and your homeowners’ policy might cover you in the case of theft. But if you are traveling abroad, things can get dicey.

“You’ve just got to look at it and see what the actual rules are when you sign your documents and when you’re deciding where you’re going to travel,” Leocha said.


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