MIAMI, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An unfortunate consequence of visiting a foreign country, or even a new city, is that there are some people who eagerly look to take advantage of travelers who are unaware of how to get around. As seen by Globe Quest, complaints recently made by travelers suggest that a new way scammers are taking advantage of travelers is by ripping them off in the taxicab. As a world-class travel industry brand, GlobeQuest is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the travel industry and is stepping up to inform travelers of ways they can avoid falling victim to taxi scams.
When a traveler leaves the airport, one of the first things they do is hail a taxi and ask to be taken to their resort. According to GlobeQuest, complaints posted by travelers share a common fear that the taxi driver will attempt to take the long way to the destination, in order to make more money from the traveler. Another worry is that the driver will upscale the distance rates and end up overcharging the unaware traveler. The best way to avoid these issues is to only utilize taxis from trusted taxi companies. Also, a little bit of pre-travel research will go a long way towards curbing fears of being ripped-off.
As found by Globe Quest, complaints about shady taxi drivers surfaced after a number of travelers reported being the victims of theft at the hands of the taxi drivers themselves. What reportedly happened was the driver offered to carry the luggage while the travelers checked into the resort lobby. Instead of unloading everything, the driver would "accidently" forget to take the last piece of luggage out and drive away with it. Most travelers do not think to write down Taxi identification numbers, so these travelers lost whatever valuables were inside those bags. Avoid this scenario by simply unloading the luggage without the assistance of the driver, and always record vehicle identification numbers or license plates when utilizing taxis.
GlobeQuest wishes all travelers a safe and enjoyable 2014 vacation experience, and hopes this information serves as a valuable resource to help keep travelers aware of the latest travel scams in the industry. For more information, visit http://www.globequesttravelclub.com.
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