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According to a report by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS), an estimated 81% of consumers report that they were charged a higher price than was initially advertised for their online travel bookings. To help you stay on budget for your next trip, we’ve laid out some of the common causes of expensive trips and tips for cutting the cost of travel.

Common Pitfalls

In its recent study, CCCS identified 4 common practices of travel booking sites that can result in higher than expected travel bills. Being aware of these practices can help consumers ensure that they end up with the price that they expected, so we’ve listed and explained each practice below.