With travel fully open in most of the world, you may want to get out and explore. Without proper precaution though, booking your vacation might turn into a major headache. So, let’s talk about what you can do to protect you and your family.

While legitimate travel businesses do use marketing tools like pop-ups, specials and limited time offers to encourage booking, be aware that enticing links and pop-up pages that offer better deals and bargains may not be as good as they sound. Without checking a website’s authenticity, you may be booking a scam. According to the IATA, payment fraud to the airline industry is $858 million per year.

If you receive a random email, perhaps a few days before the trip, asking to click a link to confirm the booking, call the hotel or airline directly to confirm your trip, don’t click unless you can determine that the email is legitimate. For more on ways to keep you and your family safe, check out the resource below!

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