West Canada Tours / Paid all costs but no holiday
In 2005 I booked and paid for a self drive holiday that was supposed to occur from the 7th September to the 21st September 2005. "Sarah" was very helpful up until all the payment was received and then I never received any further correspondence in spite of trying to reach them. Somehow I came across a phone no [protected], but when I rang it the other person was very surprised that I had it and denied any knowledge of the company. I also learned that they operated under numerous names including "Canada and Alaska Tours" which is on their invoice.
We did go to Canada, not with a travel agent, but on our own and when we visited the address on the invoice there was no such business registered there. In July 2006 I read a worrying report about the company in the Alaskan registered businesses which confirmed my fears. Unfortunately I am unble to track down the article. In March 2009 I was contacted by Allison Devereaux, a reporter from the CBC North who was investigating on scam canadian tour companies. However it appears that she too has run into a dead end!
I am ever hopeful that these people will be brought to justice, but they seem to be above the law!! I would be happy to provide my invoice and correspondence if required.
Lana Todkill Email : email@example.com