Royal Palm Travel / Fraud, Deceit, Misrepresentation
I went to a sales presentation (which I did signup without looking at their company further). We were told of wonderful savings on cruises, vacation packages, condos, airfair, etc., etc. We were also told we would receive $100 in gas and a FREE 3 day 2 night trip to Las Vegas (3 or 4 locations and we chose Las Vegas). Well, come to find out it's not a free trip at all - this is through Worldwide Travel Center - and first we had to pay $100. Then we had to pay a refundable $100. Now we pick our dates. And we have to send in $144 for taxes!!! So total $344 for a free vacation (I could plan it myself for that) - and they are saying the value of this gift is $2000 to $3000 so we have to file a paper with the IRS that could increase our taxes (because of this gift) $400 to $900. So much for a free trip!!! I went back to Royal Palm Travel in dallas and he really couldn't care less - just told me that I'd have to talk to Worldwide Travel Center. We have tried to book one airline ticket and saved only about $10. I am trying to book another airline ticket and have waited 3 days!!! to hear anything back on the quote. He said that they didn't offer any discounts on airline. I'm going to try and package and see if there really is any savings at all.
I'm putting together a class action lawsuit against both companies (Royal Palm Travel and Worldwide Travel Center). I have already been in touch with one person who complained against Royal Palm Travel and another person who complained against Worldwide Travel Center. I'm also going to be going every chance I get to warn other people in their sales presentations to at least sleep on it and review the company before making any purchase. I'm also going to be filing complaints with whoever I can (BBB, attorney general, etc).
Anybody willing to join the lawsuit or help warn other people, send an email to TJBrophy@verizon.net or TomBrophy@ymail.com