Travel tip: Beware of Vietnam ticket scams

Last updated 05:00 29/04/2014
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We asked Stuff Nation readers to share their top travel tips. Jade Thomas warns of a common bus ticket scam to watch for in Vietnam.

When purchasing tickets for any of the sleeper buses that travel between Hoh Chi Minh and Hanoi, be careful to check that you are issued with a sleeper ticket and not a regular ticket.

The only difference is the colour and the price.

Agencies are known to take the full price for a sleeper ticket, which is more expensive, and then issue a standard ticket.

While travelling we heard about this scam, and saw a young European traveller get refused entry on to a bus as she had been issued the wrong type of ticket.

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