Alex Martin blows through a toll booth in Ireland and gets a charge on his Enterprise bill. But his credit card rejects the charge, leading to a misadventure and $82 in expenses. Can I make this Enterprise toll charge go away?
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If you don’t recognize a PayPal transaction, do you still have to pay? Isaac Benzadon wants to know after seeing a $1,203 charge on his account. Isn’t it covered under PayPal Purchase Protection?
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This is the year that changed travel forever.
It’s difficult to understate the devastation of COVID-19. A recent study by the U.S. Travel Association projected a 45% decline in industry revenues. That translates into a $519 billion loss for the year – roughly nine times the impact of 9/11 on travel revenue.
“2020 has been a year like no other,” says Roger Block, president of Travel Leaders Network. “The pandemic has put a halt on all types of international travel, changing the face and the mindset of travelers. Travelers are now more cautious, aware of cleanliness standards and practices which have forced airlines and hotels to impose new sanitation protocols.”
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When a homeowner cancels his rental booking in Paris, Gerard Frank Sollman expects a full refund. So why is he coming up $198 short? If your Vrbo rental is canceled, don’t you deserve all your money back?
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Is there a surefire way to protect your next vacation? Travelers like Dean Kato want to know.
He’s optimistic about his 2021 vacation. Kato is planning a Danube river cruise through Germany, Austria and Hungary in August. But he’s also realistic — and thinking of new ways to protect a potentially risky adventure.
“I guess a river cruise will be safe by then,” says Kato, a business consultant from Kirkland, Wash., “as long as there’s a vaccine.”
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