Taxi drivers, again. are the common perpetrators of this scam. While en route to your hotel, the driver will tell you that the hotel is either closed, overbooked or has bad reputation and then take you to a more expensive hotel where the driver receives a nice fat commission.
How To Avoid It:
Make hotel reservations in advance and a schedule a pickup if they offer shuttle service. If you have to take a cab to the hotel, ignore the taxi driver if he tells you the hotel is not available and insist that he take you there anyway. Tell him you already have a reservation (even if you don’t).
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