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  • annerieosbourne

    The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: Avoiding Scams and Thieves

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    Avoiding Scams And Thieves While Traveling Abroad

    My wife and I had just left the Musee D'Orsay when a young woman came running up to us clutching a ring.

    The pretty brunette spoke in halting English, saying she saw it drop to the ground as we walked by. After a quick scan of our fingers, we told her we weren't missing any rings, but she placed the ring in my hand and insisted we take it for friendship. Before my heart could swell with the joy of international love and brotherhood, she then asked for money for a cup of coffee. At that point, I realized it was a scam and handed her back the ring, which she no doubt tried to foist onto another hapless tourist couple.

    While our stay in Paris was overall a wonderful experience, criminals threatened to put a damper on our trip. Before our flight out of Charles de Gaulle Airport, we would be accosted by other scam artists several more times, and my wife was pick-pocketed on the Paris Metro. Luckily the hipster shorts I bought in a Parisian boutique were so tight, I could barely get my fingers into my pockets, let alone a common thief do the same.

    Unfortunately, theft and scams are all too prevalent in most major metropolitan areas. Staff members at the Louvre actually went on strike for a day earlier this year, protesting the unsafe working conditions caused by thieves and scam artists. Bob Arno, co-author of Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Crime While Traveling, estimates about 70 percent of Barcelona tourists will be approached by a street criminal; of those incidents, about 33 percent result in the loss of valuables.

    According to the US government, Paris, Barcelona, London, Rome, Amsterdam and Naples have the highest number of scam artists looking to take advantage of naïve or distracted tourists.

    Travel expert Rick Steves recently noted some of the most common international travel scams and ways tourists can avoid them. Other advice to consider:
    • Forgo purses or strapped bags in favor of body wallets or buttoned pockets.
    • Leave fancy jewelry or expensive watches at home. Don't flash expensive electronic equipment –- particularly iPhones, thieves love them –- around. Have the number for the local police department saved in your phone.
    • Keep your passport and other important documents in the hotel safe, after you've scanned or photographed them and saved them in a file-sharing app or program like Evernote or Dropbox.
    • Stay alert. While you might be tempted to buy that second bottle of wine after dinner, realize drunk tourists are easy targets.

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  • annerieosbourne

    The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: Hvordan unngå reise svindel

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    How to Avoid Travel Scams

    Hvis du har blitt tilbudt en stor avtale på cruise eller resort feriepakker, men du kan ikke synes å få alle detaljene med mindre du betaler selskapet første, du gjerne være behandling med en reise svindel.

    BETAL NÅ, REISE SENERE... KANSKJE
    Vanligvis vil ikke svindel operatører gi deg fullstendig informasjon skriftlig til etter at du har gitt dem en kredittkortnummer, sertifisert sjekk eller postanvisning. Når du får ytterligere informasjon, vil det være restriksjoner og betingelser som kan gjøre det dyrere eller umulig, å ta turen.

    Selv får refusjon er noen ganger mulig, er det bedre å unngå å betale noe i første omgang. Mens det er eksterne muligheten at du går glipp av mye legitime, er sjansene du vil spare tid og penger i det lange løp.

    For å unngå er et offer for svindel reise, gir ASTA (American Society for Travel Agents) følgende forslag når evaluere travel tilbyr:

    Beholde en sunn dose skepsis. Svært skeptisk om uønsket e-post, postkort og telefon oppfordringer si du har valgt å motta en fantastisk ferie eller noe gratis. Vær spesielt forsiktig med firmaer krever du vente minst 60 dager til å ta turen.

    Gjør hjemmeleksen din. Noen tilbud kan høres flott ut på overflaten, men Les den fine-print. Tilbudspriser innføre så mange krav og begrensninger, som svart ut datoer og følgesvenn avgifter, vil du aldri ha sjansen til å ta turen eller du vil ende opp med å betale mer enn hadde du gjort arrangementene på egen hånd eller brukt en ASTA reisebyrå.


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  • annerieosbourne

    The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: Souther Fjord Exploration

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    De nombreux nouveaux voyageurs en visite chez nous, vous pouvez vous demander qui est le groupe Corliss, et qu'est-ce qu'ils font pour le monde des voyages?

    Segment deux, de Lima à Buenos Aires est une magnifique croisière en voilier sud, votre option ici est d'aller à Machu Picchu. Ici, dans les Andes vous visiterez les ruines d'Inca et d'explorer la plus belle et site inhabituel. Comme vous croisière encore plus au sud votre Crystal Serenity cruise sera la fascinante fjords chiliens. Chaque jour est un jour spécial à vous croisière cette partie de l'Amérique du Sud.

    Planifiez vos voyages de luxe aujourd'hui à corlissgroup.com/contact.html
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