How to Recognize Fake Travel Sites

The summer season is a busy time for the travel industry with many travelers booking flights, hotels and attractions. With endless options on the internet, experts are advising potential travelers to use caution when booking online travel accommodations as there have been a rise of imposter travel websites.

Recently included among the 2019 Inc. 5000s list of “Most Successful Companies in America,” our team at Tenon Tours shares three tips below on how to recognize fake travel websites to save you from being scammed:

1. Check the URL.

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Make sure that you are visiting the right website. A fake travel site may have a familiar URL to trick visitors, so always be sure to do your research and ensure you are booking on legitimate websites.

2. Be wary of bad grammar.

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Check the website for grammar misuse. Any reputable travel company will have clean, concise and accurate language while an imposter site can be riddled with obvious errors.

3. Look for legitimate affiliations.

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Many scam sites will include fine print on their website that confirms that they are not affiliated with the major airline or hotel chain that they are promoting. Other things to look for are the use of official logos and the name of the site itself.

You will be able to save your time and money by familiarizing yourself with these tips. Want to read more about booking a trip with a legitimate travel company? Read our blog post about booking with a reputable tour operator, such as Tenon Tours, here!

Watch the full video segment on Good Morning America here.