Global Discovery Vacations
Overland Park, Kansas
United States - 66211
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I responded to a news paper advertisement in 2012. Promising me a free cruise if I attended a brief seminar...
In 2007 My husband and I purchased the Global Discovery Vacation 5 star package. It was a high pressure...
We were not told that we could not cancel our membership - this was in the fine print. The day we went to the...
Recently my wife and i attended one fo the sale presentation, during which they presented the membership at...
Global Discovery Vacations (GDV) is a travel company, or club, that offers a variety of services. To join...
If you are considering enrolling into Global Discovery Vacations, please reconsider. My ex-fiance enrolled and then filed bankruptcy and now somehow I am stuck with almost 3, 000 to pay. Of my monthly payment of $50.00, only $22.00 goes towards the principle balance. There is a new "finance charge" of $28.41 added each month on top of my monthly balance. The interest rate is outlandish and they will not allow me to cancel, even though I have never once used this product. I've been paying for almost three years and I cannot stand to see $50.00 go nowhere each month. It is not even paying a balance.
If anyone is interested is organizing a class action lawsuit, please email me at [protected]@yahoo.com.
Too soon to tell if the Global Discoveries Vacations is a scam but the incentive program to get you in the door definitely is. We were told we would get 2 free airline tickets. The word "free" is relative - by the time you jump through all the hoops and correspondence necessary for limited destination and travel times it will cost you $134 dollars per ticket! We've given up on the process and have contained our loss to the first $50 hoop. I'm still hopeful that the vacation club itself is not a similar scam - time will tell. Global Discoveries should know that this gives consumers a bad first impression - I could not in good faith, ever recommend this program to family and friends bases on this bad initial experience.
My husband and I went to there office to see what they had to offer and everything seemed fine at first. We are working on buying a house so we didn't want anything on our credit and they said they had a deal that would work for that. So we signed up for a 1 year trial membership and did not give our SS# because nothing would be put on our credit. The membership is $698 with monthly payments of $53. We had planned to sign for a full membership after the year was up but then I checked my husbands credit. On his credit is a personal loan from them. I called them to find out what was going on because this was not suppose to be there from what we were told. A women said she would look at everything and call me back. Today I got a call back and was told that the only way to get off his credit is to pay it off. Thats when we knew this place is nothing but scammers. They were able to put stuff on my husbands credit without a SS# and were no help with fixing the problem. I will be reporting them to the BBB and the Attorney Generals Office once I pay this crap off. Take my word on this and DONT SIGN WITH THEM. I read some bad stuff on them but did not listen to what I read and now we are paying for it.
i have been a member since 2003, and have been a concienge member for quite a few years, which allowes me to book a vacation 13 months ahead, and I still cannot book the place and date i want. giving them 6 weeks leaway. It is like a fight to the death. it was ok for a while and then it started to get really bad. I sent in a request in june of 2011 for july of 2012, and then they call you with a totaly different property, so i called my agent and told her no, i did not want the property, had to leave a message, of course, so it is now october 2011 and i had not heard from her so i e-mailed her, and she just said that she never got a call so she put me somewhere in space, and silly me, i thought she knew what i wanted and she would call me and book my vacation, well after i e-mailed her she is telling me that she has nothing in either hotel for a span of availability of 6 weeks. I then try to get on the internet and i am looking for myrtle beach, and it like a maze. the information does not tell you who many bedrooms which is the most imortant. the other thing is that the property she just offered me is a MESS.going to M.B. every year we started checking out the properties so we knw. All i ever hear is that it is a popular place, well then they need to have more properties.
well i could go on forever but there is no sence.
Every time we tried to book a property, it was unable. We tried for 6 months to book in Florida in 2010 and finally gave up. As far as we are concerned we wasted $1500, which we could hardly afford being retired. They wanted an additional $380+ each year just to keep membership active, which we did not pay after being very frustrated with booking properties. They indicated that they were associated with RCI, another vacation club, but we were never able to book any property with RCI either. Stay away from this company!
My husband and I have been members of Global Discovery Vacation Club for more than a year now and we still haven't paid even half of the $3700 that we signed up for. The interest rate is ridiculous and we don't even have anything to show for our frustration.
The free trip that we were given for showing up at the presentation never materialized. The resorts we wanted to visit were never available at the time we needed.
I am more than a little bit embarrassed to have been taken in this way. I should have known better and not believed 50% of what they were selling. Now we have to live with this monthly payment without any benefit to us.
Don't get suckered in to this company! It is not what it was advertised to be.
We went to a presentation for the incentives and liked the concept, but we didn't buy. I like to investigate on my own first. Sure glad I waited. The incentives we were supposed to get were not as represented. If they lie about the small stuff, what do you think will happen after they get your money. Don't get into bed with these guys unless you like getting screwed.
Have only booked one vacation but every time I call the membership hotline I get forwarded to a VM and it takes at least a day to answer any questions I might have. Plus the majority of the paperwork that they give you is chalked full of BS making it difficult to find any kind of relevant information. So it wasn't surprising that I didn't realize that you have to sign up a second time to use the concierge service until less than two weeks before my vacation. Well it apparently takes 7-10 business days to get your membership activated - fat lot of good that does me now. When I called and finally got ahold of someone I was told that it was absolutely impossible to activate membership over the phone. Apparently it is exceedingly difficult to write down my membership number, name, and phone number (that is ALL that is on the mail in card). Overall I would give the customer service department a failing grade.
Global Discovery Vacations promises no less than 3 Star stays at condos globally (resort areas - not major cities) for a membership fee that is far less than buying a time share, but still thousands of dollars. We thought with a family of five that this would be a great way to travel to interesting places without having to pay resort prices. The problem is that these condos are not what they promised. We used our membership to stay at Club Cala des Palmas in Puerto Rico for our first trip. Our room was old, filthy, moldy. Everything was chipped, the grout on the tiled floors looked like they'd never been cleaned. I don't think anyone would rate it above 1 Star (the pool was okay, but not great). They claim that they will get you a better room, but judging from the age of this place - and we suspect all of their properties - we decided to cut our losses and stay at a hotel in San Juan. We left after one uncomfortable night. When I tried to terminate my membership for their failure to provide 3 Star accommodations, I was told that they won't give me my money back, but will give me my "points" back for another stay somewhere else. We were then offered our maintenance fee for free for the following year. Great. Now I can try to find another 1 - 2 star condo somewhere else. This is a scam and I hope someone organizes a class action lawsuit against GDV. We're definitely in to try and recover our membership fee.
We too have been defrauded by this company-seems our salesman forgot to mention the part about the website only showing "examples" of places to go to-too bad they only show one place!! And then they want me to pay in advance for this ridiculous vacation. Plus th3e customer service dept, is very snotty and short with you when you complain.We need to stop them, I will take the advice of others and complain to the Federal Trade commission, did complain to BBB in Kanasas but that got me nowhere. Hope to see them close up shop soon and take their bait and switch sales approach to the poor house!
I guess i am one of the many who got this contract signed up with this company. I triEd to get one of their "Expressways" weeks in gatlinburg and they told me no cabins in the state of Tn available, however I googled and ther are tons of cabins available for the week i needed it. Then they quoted me a vehicle rental for $1000.00 approx and i did it on line for $848.00!!!. The certificate I got for my so called free 1/wk cruise at the very bottom said in small print it had to be redeemed in 21 days which are over already! Also they are only opened from Mon-Midday Sat only. i am very dissappointed, they said this was like a travel agency, however you have to submit the week you need by e-mail and they get back to you in 7-10 days and if they do not then you can contact them, is any travel agency so complicated to get to? i am very sorry i got in this mess, I have wasted a lot of money and they should not be able to scam more persons. I WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO MY WORST ENEMIES.
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We are very un-happy with GDV and feel that everything we were told in the sales pitch was a lie. We were told that we could travel all over the world, hardly true it seems they have a few places mostly in the US and S. America. Told we could use two of our weeks if we wanted to book on short notice or during peak season, we couldn't find a place in Florida until next year no matter how many points we wanted to use. Worst of all we were told we got a discount on your membership because someone had just sold their membership back, yet after looking into the company after foolishly signing the contract we were told you could NOT sell your membership back. I have looked into the company and they do offer places to stay, however we feel that we were misled and lied to by te salesmen. The customer service has been a joke and even our "free" cruise we were promised is going to cost close to $10o. We are just very un-happy and would like to find a way to void our contract. I am preparing a letter for Tom Lyons and other execs as well as a couple of news websites. Please if anyone has had any luck getting out of wasting their $ with this company send my an e-mail @ [protected]@rocketmail.com. Thanks!
This has be the worst experience of my life! The biggest waste of money ever. We have been members for over 3 years and was able to use one time and it was a total DUMP. Stayed 2 nights and left. Tried to use other times and a joke. No days ever available. It is a full time job dealing with these scammers.
Please save your money and frustration. My husband and I joined Global Discovery Vacations recently. Their...