Florida Newsmana Beach — A couple of new Smyrna beaches claimed they didn’t deliver after the vacation club promised free airfare and were charged thousands of dollars more than they thought they had to pay. rice field.
Cameron Setters said the couple started with a random sales call informing him of a non-negligible offer. “When you attend our seminar, you’ll get these two free tickets and two $ 50 Visa gift cards,” Setters said.
Setters and Kelsey Starns attended a seminar at Global Discovery Vacations in Ormond Beach. They claim that vacation clubs were said to offer cruises, hotels and airline tickets at wholesale prices.
“Basically, I’ll throw it there so I can get this great stuff in just a little bit.” According to Stearns, the company has a five-day cruise for $ 169 and a Las Vegas resort for $ 23 per night. , International Drive luxury hotels offer great rates, such as $ 78.
According to the setters, sales reps have told them that they can pay a $ 5,000 membership fee to raise money and are also eligible for a new Mastercard that can be used to purchase future vacations.
“It was terrible,” said the Setters. A few days after signing up for the Travel Club, he and Stearns discovered that Global Discovery had charged a $ 4,000 membership to the new Mastercard in addition to the agreed $ 5,000 charge.
The couple said they tried to cancel the contract within a few days of signing the contract.
“What was the response from the company so far?” Asked Todd Ulrich.
“Nothing,” Stearns replied.
The couple contacted Action 9. Ulrich previously investigated Global Discovery Vacations. At that time, consumers complained about Orlando’s distributors about high-voltage sales and vacation deals that didn’t exist.
Global Discovery Vacation, also known as Global Connection, was in trouble with the state. Six years ago, the company agreed to a legal settlement with the Florida Attorney General’s Office to end an investigation into an unfair and deceptive transaction. Global Discovery Vacations has denied cheating, but has agreed to change the way we do business.
After Ulrich contacts the Ormond Beach distributor, the company promises a full refund to Setters and Stearns, and their contract will be cancelled. The Ormond Beach company also said that vacation club rates and discounted travel options were fully disclosed before the deal was signed.
“They know how to speak it sweetly,” Stearns said.
In general, vacation clubs limit your travel dates and destinations, and discounts may not be what you expected after you paid a large upfront fee.
The Ormond Beach company also said that vacation club rates and their discounted travel options were fully disclosed before the deal was signed.
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