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Global Discovery Vacations / buyers beware

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My husband & I were suckered in by these folks. They asked what kind of trips we liked to take & we said hiking. Well, once we started looking at the offerings, we were disappointed to see no possibilities.
We also checked out the places to stay here in Daytona Beach as a measure of the quality of what GDV offers. There is NO Way we would stay in the places in our location.

We do not want to ruin a vacation by staying in a mediocre lodging. There is little flexibility in confirming a reservation or in choosing the condo.
What is interesting to me is the difference of membership costs- some are $7, 500 while others are under $2, ooo. It seems to me that getting a contractis more important than working with members to give a high level of of accommodations.
What a joke receiving the Mexico was. We attempted to work with them & had one problem after another so we never did go on the trip.
I would caution anyone considering attending a sales pitch to be very careful.
Wish we had been more discerning!!!

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  • Bl
      23rd of Sep, 2010
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    If anybody needs assistance with the Global Discovery Vacations membership. please email me @
    Global is a great company with thousands of very satisfied users. Rated A+ by the BBB. If you have an issue with the gifts offered by promo marketing companies, please contact the marketing company that contacted you, Global does not have an internal marketing department. I can help you!!!
    Thanks and Godspeed.
    Michael C.

  • Es
      7th of Oct, 2010
    0 Votes


    My name is Eric Stout. I am the Operations Manager for GCI. I would be happy to go over your travel membership with you. Please call me directly at (913) 660-7780.

    Eric Stout
    Operations Manager
    Global Connections, Inc.

  • Am
      30th of Oct, 2010
    0 Votes


    My name is Jason Rzucidlo and I am the Owner & Web Designer of I received lots of complaints about the Global Vacation Network so I decided to do some investigating. I encourage you read and comment on these articles before attending a GVN sales presentation: (You can also view all of the documents you will be required to sign in a PDF file)

    Many of the GVN offices will show you a phony BBB rating that is not their true rating. Always check BBB ratings at

    Secondly, GVN is offering huge prizes like Lincoln Navigators that are impossible to win. They are only giving away 1 and your chances to win it are 1 in a million. So if they told you that you won one, you probably didn't.

    Good luck in your travels.


  • Ga
      7th of Dec, 2013
    0 Votes

    Global Discovery Vacations are high pressure presentations that last 90 minutes or more especially if you do not sign up. My husband and I attended a presentation in December 2013 in Lombard, IL (Chicago area). We are extensive travelers and have no desire to do a timeshare or anything similar that takes money out of our pockets. We have attended presentations prior to this for various gifts and have never signed up due to being pressured. Everything sounds so great, but you can do your homework and stay at much nicer places for similar or less money. Get in touch with a local travel agent and be put on their email list for value trips. There are websites that give you promotions for cruises and resorts, need a condo go to for condos all over the world. Most importantly you can see pictures of all places before you buy. Good Luck and happy travels.

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