With 500 online hotel bookings happening every minute, technology is transforming the way people book travel but it's also creating real problems. Travel fraud is on the rise, with one in four consumers being scammed , according to recent research from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA). The accused? Third-party travel resellers. And shady online marketing practices by these companies have led to 28.5 million fraudulent and misleading hotel bookings costing consumers a whopping $5.2 billion in 2107 alone.
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