Articles tagged “fraud”

Online Travel

Swiss Authorities Detain Lastminute.com CEO in Covid Aid Abuse Probe

Swiss Authorities Detain Lastminute.com CEO in Covid Aid Abuse Probe

Airlines

Will Fraudulent Covid-19 Test Results and Airport Delays Spur Government Action?

Fraudulent coronavirus test results and extended delays in global airports pose a risk of disenfranchising passengers already weary of traveling in a pandemic. If governments don't get on board providing airlines with guidance and a uniform standard soon, it may result in a further blow to the economy.

Will Fraudulent Covid-19 Test Results and Airport Delays Spur Government Action?

Online Travel

Wizz Air’s Odd Fee for Buying a Ticket While Using an Ad Blocker Draws Fire on Social Media

We've seen budget airlines foist a lot of memorable fees on travelers, but we did a double take over this higher fee for using an ad blocker.

Wizz Air’s Odd Fee for Buying a Ticket While Using an Ad Blocker Draws Fire on Social Media

Hotels

Airbnb Suspends Domio’s Host Accounts and Listings For Allegedly Violating Its Standards

Domio said it considers Airbnb a “trusted partner.” After Airbnb completes an investigation into Domio’s alleged misleading and shoddy business practices, let’s see if the feeling is mutual.

Airbnb Suspends Domio’s Host Accounts and Listings For Allegedly Violating Its Standards

Coronavirus

An Uptick in Fraud Is Complicating Airline Refunds for Canceled Flights

The surge in requests for refunds on canceled flights has given cover for con artists to commit a few types of fraud. Airlines need to tap better ways to protect themselves and travelers.

An Uptick in Fraud Is Complicating Airline Refunds for Canceled Flights

Business Travel

Travel Managers: Fraud and Data Breaches on the Rise

Fraud is much more common than getting hit with a legit data breach, but travel managers are paying more attention to cybersecurity in the wake of high-profile incidents. Virtual cards can help with the small stuff too.

Travel Managers: Fraud and Data Breaches on the Rise

Business Travel

The Psychology of Expense Fraud

Expense and travel fraud seems like a bigger deal than it really is, according to experts. Some people are always going to be bad apples, taking on a huge amount of personal risk for just a few extra bucks. Human nature is strange.

The Psychology of Expense Fraud

Business Travel

Why Companies Aren’t That Worried About Expense Fraud

Most travel and expense fraud is strictly small-scale stuff, and is hard for companies to catch. New technology tools will make it easier, though, to figure out which employees are routinely ripping them off.

Why Companies Aren’t That Worried About Expense Fraud

Tourism

SeaWorld, Ex-CEO Agree to $5 Million Settlement in Blackfish Fraud

More than five years after the Blackfish documentary made a splash, SeaWorld is finally facing the music for lying to the public about the impact. In a way, though, the company has been paying a price for years: A $5 million settlement is a drop in the bucket compared to quarter after quarter of lost revenue.

SeaWorld, Ex-CEO Agree to $5 Million Settlement in Blackfish Fraud

Online Travel

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam

These fraudulent robocalls touting over-the-top and fraudulent travel deals are a scourge. Maybe a lot of them will stop now — but there are assuredly other scammers out there so travel brands, which are victims in addition to consumers, aren't home free yet.

TripAdvisor’s Review Investigators Discover a Huge Travel-Robocall Scam