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Received certificates as a reward for joining this travel club. All have been worthless so far.

1. "Free" cruise - All dates are "high season" so extra charge. Never have a "base" cabin, so an extra fee is required for an "upgraded" one.

2. "Free" Vacation for two - had to mail in a registration for this. I mailed it in 5 days before the deadline. They claimed it came in 2 days after the deadline. (I know the US mail isn't always perfect, but 7 DAYS!!! PLEASE.) Scammed out of that too.


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    Eric Bourdo Nov 22, 2017
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    We joined Global Discovery Vacations in June, 2014. We were the first ones in our group presentation to join, mostly because GDV VP of Marketing promised my spouse we could absolutely take a GDV vacation in Panama. We tried to do that in 2015 and were told there was no availability. We tried to do that in 2016 and were told there was no availability. We tried to do that in 2017 and were told that there was no availability, however if we wanted to upgrade our membership (we do have 6 stars) by paying an additional $5, 000 that we could probably get to vacation in Panama. HA!
    As far as GDV vacations we've taken:
    2015 - St. Kitts in 2nd rate accommodations although we enjoyed the vacation week.
    2016 - Greater Exuma in the Bahamas with 3rd rate accommodations, but the staff at the "resort" hotel was great.
    2017 - St. Lucia at the Bay Gardens Beach Resort was by far the best. The resort was very nice and the staff was wonderful. For a change the accommodations were very nice.
    Current Status: We have not paid the annual membership fee and will only do so if GDV makes good on its promise of a vacation (2 weeks in Panama). We are fully prepared to write the $8, 998 we paid to join GDV off as a bad investment.

    Eric Bourdo

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    EStout Sep 22, 2010
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    Please call me at [protected]. I would be happy to go over the membership with you and get you in touch with the distributor to help you with your promotional certificates.

    Eric Stout
    Operations Manager
    Global Connections, Inc.

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