Bengaluru : Now if you want to go on a trip anywhere, there is a facility to book everything in advance online . Many people use this facility . Some people forget some things in the desire of discount . Although trip booking can be done on reliable online platforms , we see and click on advertisements with discount offers on social media . Or tell that there is a trip with huge discount on WhatsApp and the link will be forwarded . If you click on a discount wish, you may be lured to some fraudulent site .
According to a study report by McAfee Corp, half of Indians who book a trip fall victim to online scams in the hope of saving money . In this background , here are the details of what you can be careful of while booking travel online . This can be beneficial for those who book online .
Be careful before clicking on a link that hides the real URL
Make sure you go to the official website while booking your tour tickets and hotels , resorts etc. When you search on Google, most of the official websites are found on the top . You have not used this . But , sometimes there are links that hide the real URL on social media and WhatsApp . You may be attracted by the fact that you can go on a trip at a very low price . Be careful, it might be some fraudulent site .
Use VPN while booking travel
If you are booking through a public WiFi connection then it is safe to use a VPN network . Hacking becomes easy when connected to public WiFi . There is a possibility of stealing the information in your mobile .
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Do some research before booking travel
It is better to do some research before you book any hotel or resort on a travel website . Check if that hotel exists on other booking sites . Make sure that the hotel is actually available by contacting the given contact number . Use pay later option if available.
Note the reviews and refund policies
If you have gone to a new booking site, read its refund policy . Also , check if there are reviews about this website on online platforms like Google . If there are too many reviews, it is better to leave . If there are more reviews, pay more attention to the negative ones.
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