Social media has become a haven to make money, and the travel game is no exception. More often than ever, I’m seeing more and more people who are acting as travel agents—planning and arranging group trips for strangers with absolutely no experience or knowledge about everything the job entails. The initial post or advertisement might look inviting—or you may even be loosely familiar with the organizers of the trip—but it’s important to make sure that before you hand over your coins to someone with the expectation of flying to another part of the world, you’re clear about what you’re getting into.
I recently had someone close to me tell me about a Medellin, Colombia trip from hell with one of these “social media travel agents”. They apparently threw local parties in her city and even organized a few domestic trips. So when they posted a flyer on Facebook to travel to the popular South American city, she was excited to go.
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