How to stay safe while travelling on the travel sites
The Travel Sites, Capital One and the Travel Bureau are warning of a rise in scams targeting travellers.
The travel sites and travel bureau say there are several different scams targeting people travelling overseas on holidays and business travel.
It is believed to be the first time the travel websites and travel companies have come out and said they are aware of the issue.
A spokesman for the travel companies said they were monitoring the situation.
“We take the issue very seriously and we are taking all possible steps to protect our visitors from scams,” the spokesman said.
“While the travel industry is changing rapidly, we remain committed to protecting our guests.”
The travel agencies are calling for people to take extra care when travelling.
“Make sure you check your travel history, book travel plans and book hotels ahead of time.
Check your mobile phone, email and social media accounts, as well as your social media pages and email alerts,” the travel agencies said.”
The best way to prevent any potential problems is to take all the necessary precautions, including following all travel advice posted on the websites or travel sites.”
The websites are all subject to the Fair Trading Act and have a zero-tolerance policy on fraud and scams.
They also say it is important to remember to always take time out to enjoy your holiday with friends and family.
“If you have any concerns about any of your guests, please contact our customer service team.
We are always here to help and are here to assist if you need to.”