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On Summer Vacation? Avoid Mobile Roaming Charges With These Tips

Traveling today is a lot easier thanks to the tech tools in our pockets. Anyone can download a few smartphone apps (many of them free) to reserve hotel rooms, navigate cities, translate signs through the camera, and, with the latest AI-driven apps, even translate conversations in real time.  But those fancy phone features require a…

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Travel expert advises how to spot, avoid and prevent falling for travel scams this summer

A great summer vacation can include anything from adventurous outdoor activities to relaxing rambles through foreign city streets, but nothing stops pleasant plans in their tracks quite like an unexpected travel scam. To help travelers stay on track this summer, “Good Morning America” tapped expert Katy Nastro to share her top tips and recommendations of…

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Summer in Europe: When and Where We’re Going to Avoid the Crowds

In turn, for many, the more standard city breaks will fall later in the year. “Athens and Rome will always be desirable destinations, but we’ve seen an uptick in many people preferring to go there in May and October to swerve crowds,” says Carolyn Addison, head of product at Black Tomato, noting the weather in…

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Travel fraud: 5 tips to avoid scams when booking a vacation

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission from purchases made through links on this page. Article content Travel and vacation scams ranked 9th in a Better Business Bureau report listing the 10 riskiest scams affecting Canadians. According to the BBB, only 1.6% of Canadians are exposed…

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8 Tips to Avoid Scams When Travelling

Nothing ruins a perfect vacation faster than falling for a slick travel scam. Scams can ruin a trip and force travelers to spend more money. These scams include unscrupulous taxi drivers and trips with unforeseen expenses. You might get a text message, a phone call, or a flier in the mail or stumble on free…

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8 Canadian Travel Tips to Avoid Lost Luggage

The holiday season, while a great time to travel and reconnect can also be quite stressful. The days leading up to Christmas and New Year witness a surge in air travel, making it a peak period for airline activities, and unfortunately, luggage mishaps. 1st Move International claims that over 26 million bags were misplaced or…

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