How You Can Get Your Money Back When a Vacation Abroad Goes Awry

There are five steps to take if something goes awry on your trip.

Grand canal in Venice Italy
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A trip abroad is a dream for most people, but sometimes things go awry. Flights get canceled, trains get delayed, hotels have bugs and tours don’t live up to their promises — unfortunately, unexpected issues can pop up when traveling. Even if you are visiting one of the cheapest countries, these surprise expenses can burn a hole in your wallet.

When you’re out of the country, it’s not as simple to call and demand a refund when you can’t speak the language or it costs money to make that call in the first place. Plus, there may be different consumer laws and regulations in other countries, too. 

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Becca van Sambeck
Contributing Writer

Becca van Sambeck is a writer and editor with experience in many fields, including travel, entertainment, business, education, and lifestyle. Her work has appeared in outlets like NBC, Oxygen, Bravo, the University of Southern California, Elite Daily, CafeMom, Travel For Teens, and more. She currently resides in New York City.