While many discount travel voucher programs are legitimate, you need to be aware of what to look for to avoid travel voucher scams.
Most of these scams are done over the phone. They call you and tell you that you’re eligible to receive a free vacation, asking for personal information. These are not legitimate discount travel vouchers! They are scams to get your banking or credit card information and steal your identity.
Some travel voucher scams also offer “free” travel, if only you pay their special “administrative fees”. These are typically also scams, you’ll often find the hotel you are “booked” at has no clue about your impending vacation, even when you actually arrive at the hotel.
You can avoid these travel voucher scams by looking for a few tell tale signs. Legitimate travel vouchers will typically only offer discount travel at a variety of companies, not free travel. The only fees you should ever pay are the discounted fees for your discounted vacation, and for the vouchers themselves. You should NOT have to pay ongoing monthly fees, since the vouchers are delivered only once.
A legitimate discount travel voucher program will have easily available customer support, several discounts to choose from at a variety of locations and with a variety of companies, only charge you for the vouchers once, and be sold either online or through your travel agent.
Believe it or not, some of the best discount travel vouchers are sold through network marketing programs. You do not have to participate in network marketing to take advantage of the amazing travel deals available in those packages, you can simply purchase the product from someone who is a member of one of the programs, not participate at all in the network marketing aspect, and enjoy your discount travel!
The bottom line is, while you may hear a lot about discount travel and travel voucher scams, there are legitimate ways to save money on travel using vouchers. Just be diligent, do your research, and use your common sense!