2 Top Complaints Reviewed by Island Trader Vacations

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Travel complaints can happen to anyone and with over 1 billion travelers last year, it is easy to see why travelers need to stay alert. Review 2 top complaints made by travelers and how to avoid them.

While traveling, all vacationers run the risk of encountering some unexpected circumstances beyond their control. From poor service to pickpockets, complaints can happen anywhere. The numbers are in and each month, dealing with luggage alone, thousands of travelers have their luggage lost or damaged. Although over 98% of those who have their luggage lost will be reuinted with it, it still poses a significant inconvenience. Rather than waiting for these and other complaints to happen, Island Trader Vacations encourages members to review complaints and offers suggestions as to how to better avoid them.

One of the more common complaints is unexpected fees and costs associated with travel. In fact, industry experts say that the cost of hotels are now almost to the peak levels of 2007. As the cost of all aspects of travel continues to rise, it has become important that travelers find a way to stretch their travel dollar and the best way to do this is to make a budget. While this may sound simple, hidden or unexpected fees can happen anywhere, making balancing that budget and sticking to it much more difficult.

Despite the changes which have taken place in the last year in regard to hidden fees and the airlines, a recent increase in what costs extra and what is included in the purchase price of a flight has once again catapulted this complaint to the top of the list. While snacks and drinks as well as carry-on luggage were all once included in the cost of a flight, today, many airlines charge for these amenities and others as well. The best way to avoid this complaint is by simply knowing what is and is not included and then finding ways to avoid them.

Another all too common complaint is in regard to service. The travel industry is continuously growing and in fact, according to the U.S. Travel Association, in the U.S. alone, the travel industry employs over 14 million people and generates over 2 trillion dollars annually. Unfortunately for some travelers, not all people are well suited for the service industry and treat travelers poorly, leading to millions of complaints about poor or subpar service each year.

While all travelers wish for high quality staff and quality service, the fact remains, for some travelers they are not. Though travelers may not be able to completely avoid this complaint, a little research can go a long way. A traveler who reviews their destinations and accommodations carefully can often avoid those destinations which have poor recommendations. Research carefully and see what others are saying and make an educated decision.

Although there is no sure way to completely avoid travel complaints, being an informed traveler and knowing what to watch for will often reduce the likelihood of it happening. Island Trader Vacations Complaints encourages travelers to learn more about each destination as well as what to watch for and avoid becoming a victim of travel complaints.

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