So I’ve pointed out two things in my last post – avoid fantastic offers that may really be too good to be true and don’t give out financial information unless you know what you are doing. The third tip is along these lines as well.
Get everything in writing.
Gone are the days when one’s word was enough to seal a deal. As much as I would like to trust other people based on their word alone, it simply is not a very good idea nowadays. Making arrangements for your vacation is akin to doing business. You need to have everything written out to cover you in case something comes up during the trip. Make sure that all the costs, fees, and charges, and other stipulations are written down before you pay for anything.
High pressure sales pitches – no, thank you!
Have you ever experienced this? Maybe you are just taking a lazy day off and walking around the mall and this nice looking young man asks you if you have a few minutes and then presents an irresistible vacation package for the whole family. You are inclined to take him up on it but you want to sleep on it. That’s when things get nasty – the sales person keeps on bugging you to book now or you may not get the same deal, blah blah blah. Just walk away.
These are just some tips that I have come up with – based on research and personal experience. I am sure that you also have your own. Why not share them with us?