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Holiday rip-offs cost average person £49 per trip

Holiday rip-offs cost average person £49 per trip
14 Aug 2013

The average holidaymaker will lose more than £6,000 over the course of their lifetime to scams and pitfalls, research has revealed. 

Spain, Thailand and India topped the list of places where tourists are most likely to be ripped off, after 2,000 travellers were surveyed. 

Common cons include taxi drivers taking detours to increase their fares, pickpockets relieving tourists of their valuables at crowded attractions and photographers charging for holiday snaps. These kinds of tricks cost people an average of £49 per trip. 

However, holidaymakers only have themselves to blame for being caught out by expensive cash withdrawal fees. 

'It's great to get caught up in a new culture and experience the world from a new perspective, but sometimes that excitement or lack of local knowledge can make us more open to scams or paying too much for things,' commented a spokesman for Generator Hostels, which commissioned the study.ADNFCR-408-ID-801624945-ADNFCR

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