Steve Gillick, Travel Market Report
Forewarned is forearmed. There is still some reluctance in the travel industry to detail some of the scams that can impact your clients' vacations, with the reasoning that travelers may find the news upsetting and choose to rethink their travel plans. Often citing the warnings that appear on government travel sites that "travelers should exercise normal safety precautions and ensure that personal belongings, including passports and other travel documents are secure at all times," they rationalize that this advice is sufficient.
But many travelers are blindsided by scams. And then usually out of embarrassment that "they fell for it," they don’t report the incident to the police, the consulate, or even their travel advisor.