A recent news report from Salt Lake City’s NBC affiliate, KSL, explained that many rogue websites are popping up lately, misleading consumers to book hotel rooms through their site, which are, sadly, invalid vendors. Therefore, travelers think they are booking (and sometimes paying for) a hotel, but in reality, they aren’t.
“Here’s the problem … These websites have the same look and feel you’ve seen from hotel chains you know and trust,” KSL reported.
To ensure that you are making legitimate hotel reservations, always book through a trusted site or source such as a Travel Management Company or online booking tool. Additionally, official hotel websites will always be secure with an “https” prefix in the URL address.
For tips on what to look for to avoid these scams, visit KSL.com to view the report.