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Vietnamese authorities: Ha Long Bay tourists being ripped off

QUANG NINH, Vietnam — Tour boats in Ha Long Bay, a newly voted world heritage site in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh, have been banned from stopping at floating fishing villages during

Avoiding 10 worst travel rip-offs

We've all dealt with the unpleasant experience of an inflated travel bill, whether it's getting socked with extra fees at the airport or discovering fine-print charges for a hotel room.

Airline surcharges: are they just a rip-off?

A variety of surcharges on flights and holidays have been making the headlines in the past few weeks. But what exactly do they all really mean?The soaring price of oil has resulted in British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, among others, announcing hefty rises in fuel surcharges to help cover rapidly escalating fuel bills.