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  • glottygette

    The Corliss Group Review: Don't let a scammer ruin your vacation

    3 years agoReply
    It's no fun getting scammed on vacation. Here's how to reduce your risk.

    Remove everything from your wallet that you won't need on your travels. Only take the ID, credit cards and debit cards you’ll need.

    The fraud fighters at the Federal Trade Commission advise leaving your Social Security card at home. If you have a Medicare card, make a copy and carry that and blot out all but the last four digits on it.

    When you're on the go, you'll probably use public Wi-Fi. That can be risky.

    "It may be free, but it may not be secure,” warns Adam Levin, chairman of IDentity Theft 911. “You run the risk that something is sitting somewhere near you and intercepting what you're sending."

    It’s important to make sure you’re on the authorized network before you connect. Scammers love to bait their victims with free connections.

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  • glottygette

    The Corliss Group Voyage Online tips for women travelers

    4 years agoReply
    If there were a Girl Scout badge for travel, you’d surely earn it after using these tips.

    Name: “101 Tips for Women Travelers E-book,” oattravel.com/101tips

    Available: Interactive flipbook; .pdf for laptop or personal computers;. epub for iPad (with iBooks), Sony Reader and all other non-Kindle e-book readers;. mobi for Amazon Kindle devices.

    What it does: This free, downloadable e-book by Overseas Adventure Travel, a company geared toward travelers 50 and older, is chockablock with practical tips to help you become a smarter, better-prepared traveler. The e-book is written for women by experienced female travelers, but any traveler, no matter the gender or age, will be savvier for reading it.

    What’s hot: Many of the tips were new to me. Becki from Tennessee said, “Leave your money belt out until you get past security. New scanning machines at airport security can pick up on a money belt as something hidden beneath your clothing, resulting in your being pulled out for a pat-down and additional questioning.”

    I especially appreciated the appendix with digital resources, clothing sizes around the world and the Bandanarama section: 25 uses for a scarf.

    What’s not: I tested both the interactive flipbook and the epub on my iPad 3, and the flipbook was a smoother experience. A case in point: On the flipbook, I could look at the table of contents and touch the chapter I wanted to view, and it would jump to that page. In the epub on iBooks, I had to scroll through the pages to skip to, say, Chapter 9.

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  • glottygette

    Planning a trip? Ask the crowd

    4 years agoReply

    It's a familiar ritual among backpackers: ripping a chapter out of a thick Lonely Planet travel book as they move to a new destination, leaving the tattered pages at a hostel to lighten their load.

    But as more travelers turn to friends, Facebook and other online communities to plan their trips, the Lonely Planet paper trail has begun to shrink. In its place is a new crop of high-tech startup sites that use online crowdsourcing to offer real-time travel information and personalized recommendations.

    "There's no way I'm going to carry around a big thick book (about) China or Europe," said Shanti Christensen, a world traveler who calls San Francisco home. She wants to know what her friends are doing in those places, "because we all have similar traveling habits."

    Startups from Silicon Valley to India are building online portals where travelers can find ideas for their next destination, tips on the best places to eat and sleep, build itineraries and share their adventures. Crowdsourcing -- soliciting contributions from a large group of people -- has turned the average traveler into a travel adviser.

    "We look at what our friends say and we change our plans accordingly," said Henry Harteveldt, travel industry analyst at Hudson Crossing, a financial advisory firm in New York. "It boils down to two words: trust and credibility. If you know the person, if their perspective on how to travel is similar to yours, you'll give their insights more weight."

    Until recently, there were few options to quickly find timely recommendations from trustworthy and like-minded travelers, say travel experts. Many tourism bureaus don't have the technology resources, and a Google (GOOG) search of "best restaurants in Bangkok" will dredge up about 16 million results. Recommendations in Lonely Planet and Rough Guides are often at least a year old by the time they land in the bookstores.

    Travelers also have complained about the number of anonymous, outdated and fake reviews on leading travel site TripAdvisor. The company says it screens all reviews and removes any that are fake or offensive, and recently started a crackdown on fraudulent reviews after discovering thousands of bogus hotel reviews.

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  • glottygette

    Hvordan unngå reise svindel: The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency

    4 years agoReply

    How to avoid travel scams

    Taxisjåfører, lokal tour selskaper og offisielle ser merker kan ikke alltid være klarert av reisende.

    Taxier er et vanlig triks for en svindel. Aldri komme inn i en taxi med mindre du er sikker det er pålitelig, og alltid enige om en pris på forhånd.

    Pass drosjesjåfører (eller "nyttig" fremmede) som forteller deg at hotellet eller attraksjon du vil gå til lukket eller fullbooket. De er ofte betalt provisjon av andre hoteller og restauranter å ta deg der i stedet.

    Alltid dobbeltsjekke, gjennom muntlig, guidebøker eller Internett, at lokale turarrangører er pålitelige. Noen vil legge uønskede statister til turen (i bytte provisjon), mens andre kan ta pengene dine og forsvinne. Mange "billig" busser tar ikke lokalbefolkningen i den thailandske-kambodsjanske grensen, for eksempel falle i den første kategorien.

    Presset er en favoritt taktikk. I Beijing, for eksempel kan du bli invitert til et tradisjonelt tehus eller kunstutstilling, og deretter presentert med en stor regning eller skyld snublet i en dyre kjøpe. Pass attraktive fremmede som inviterer deg til barer bare å forsvinne når en stor regning kommer.

    Et offisielt utseende merke eller uniform gir et ekstra lag av myndighet. Hvis du blir spurt for penger eller for passport i en uvanlig situasjon, insisterer på å sjekke med en politimann eller senior utseende offisielle første.

    Til slutt, nekte alle uønsket tilbud å kjøpe varer som du blir fortalt du kan selge på et hjem. Dette er kjent som perlen svindel. Til tross for alt dette, ikke gjør paranoia standardinnstillingen når gikk av flyet. For en ting, er svindel vanlig nok hjemme-sjekk ut Directgov for noen velkjente eksempler.

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  • glottygette

    The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency: 41 Years Strong

    4 years agoReply

    With so many new travelers visiting us, you may wonder who is The Corliss Group, and what do they do for the travel world?

    When my late husband, Dick, and I started in the travel business we operated deluxe domestic tour travel. This company was called Corliss Tours. It was very successful and grew quite large. We sold it. Our next company was called World Adventures In Travel. We did just that, went International. That company grew and we sold it! We then, under the umbrella of our last company, started an alumni group, called The Corliss Group. After a time, we bought back our client list and started a third company, The Corliss Group. And, it remains that to today.

    We are still considered a tour operator, and we do in fact operate domestic and International tours. However, in the late 80's cruising came into play and The Corliss Group became a seller of Crystal Cruises, even before the first ship, Crystal Harmony, was completed. Since that time, The Corliss Group has remained in the top five for sales annually for Crystal Cruises. The Corliss Group offers you, the traveller, Experience, Excellence, Expertise, and most of all, Superior Service.

    We look forward to hearing from you. Call soon to inquire about your next travel tour or cruise adventure.

    Plan your luxury travel today at corlissgroup.com/contact.html

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