Educational Consumer Tips

Travel Advice

Author: Better Business Bureau

Please understand full costs, services, and trip details before assuming obligation. Find out exactly what the package contains in terms of transportation, departure and arrival destinations, and accommodations. Also, find out what airlines are to be used. Check with the Airline Reporting Corporation at (703) 816-8000 to determine if the travel company or promoter is registered to sell airline tickets, when this is a factor. Personally confirm all reservations and get written verification. Avoid giving a credit card or check number over the phone until you are satisfied the offer is valid. Be aware of any fees, restrictions or non-refundable costs. Do not be pressured into making an immediate decision. Consumers should inspect all merchandise, documents or offers prior to payment.