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Pakistani defendants deny Emirates airline ticket fraud

DUBAI, UAE - Five men denied using false means to buy Emirates airline tickets worth Dh130,000 in court yesterday.

Tourism news: Manhattan luxury building target of tourist scam

NEW YORK - A Manhattan building called Camelot is the target of a scam that offers tourists luxury accommodations - then leaves them in the lurch.

Northwest to pay $38M for its role in price-fixing plot

Northwest Airlines agreed to pay $38 million reparation after pleading guilty to fixing air-cargo shipments prices.

Snake scam targeted unsuspecting tourists in western India

COIMBATORE - It was an ‘Operation Snake’ by forest officials that targeted unsuspecting tourists with an intention of extorting money and the police smelled a rat.

Abandoned Chinese tourists cry foul in Phuket

CHALONG, PHUKET - A Chinese tour guide is being held in Chalong Police Station after bringing 11 of his countrymen on vacation to Phuket and then abandoning them.

American tourist arrested in Rio trying to pull insurance scam

Rio de Janeiro - American tourist Porfilio Nicholas Anthony, 25, from California, was arrested in Rio early this Monday by officers of the Special Tourist Service (Deat).

“Opt out” scams rampant throughout travel industry

Ever buy travel insurance you didn't want? Unintended purchases are yet another of the traps the travel industry sets for you. A recent reader's experience shows how it works:

Tourist scam busted

The latest in a series of busts aimed at stopping scams that prey on tourists near Disney World ended up with four ticket sellers being arrested.

Two British tourists imprisoned for alleged insurance scam

British tourists Shanti Andrews and Rebecca Turner are being held in a Brazilian prison known as "Cell Zero-Zero" on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Hackers renew airline-ticket scam spam

In a reprise of a summer tactic, hackers are trying to trick people into infecting their PCs with malware by sending them e-mail that poses as bogus airline-ticket invoices and boarding passes, a secu

AAA warns motorists traveling abroad to avoid online driver license scams

WASHINGTON, DC (August 7, 2008) - AAA is urging US residents who plan to drive while traveling abroad to avoid purchasing fraudulent International Driving Permits (IDP), especially over the Internet.

The scam the hotel industry will not talk about

Pierrefitte-es-Bois, France – Over 60 percent of travelers make their reservations online, but the tactics of the online hotel reservations and booking intermediaries often prevent them from booking direct with the hotel of their choice.

Suit calls fuel charge a price-fixing scam

Typically, this column stays away from insider industry blather - "Leviathan Cruise Line recently named Dewey Cheatum as Deputy Vice Assistant President in Charge of Marketing and Vacuum Flush Toilet Satisfaction" - opting instead for information that helps consumers make better decisions about buying and enjoying cruises.

Organ scam gives medical tourism a bad rap in Canada

TORONTO - With the unearthing of the Gurgaon kidney transplant racket, medical tourism has got a bad name in Canada, where the alleged kingpin of the scam reportedly has business interests, tour operators here said.The case of Amit Kumar "gives medical tourism a bad rap," Aruna Thurairajan, owner of a medical tourism firm, said.