FTC Traps Travel Companies for Violating Federal Law

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Media Advisory

The Federal Trade Commission will hold a press conference on Tuesday, August 3, 1999, at 10:30 a.m. to announce "Operation Trip Trap," a joint federal/state law enforcement and consumer education campaign to combat abuses in the travel sales industry. The law enforcement officials will announce 47 actions against 25 travel companies charged with defrauding consumers of hundreds of thousands of dollars either through misrepresentation, hidden costs, charges for services not provided, or failure to disclose restrictions on travel.

WHO: Jodie Bernstein
Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission

Liz Compton
Public Information Director
Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Paul Rudin
Vice President for Legal and Industry Affairs
American Society of Travel Agents

Consumer victim

WHERE: Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 432
Washington, DC 20508
WHEN: Tuesday, August 3, 1999
10:30 a.m.

(room will open at 10:00 a.m. for camera set-up)

CONTACT: Mitchell Katz
FTC Office of Public Affairs
(202) 326-2161

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