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Purchased Israel trip last March and was cancelled three days prior to going
Purchased Israel trip last March and was cancelled three days prior to going. Still waiting for a refund.
We (me and wife John and Jane Doe) joined the reputable Pilgrim Tours & Travel's Pilgrims Best of Israel and Egypt Tour on May 19-June 3,2020
We (me and wife John and Jane Doe) joined the reputable Pilgrim Tours & Travel's Pilgrims Best of Israel and Egypt Tour on May 19-June 3,2020. We put down a deposit of $600. It is never our intention to cancel the tour. However, due to the global widespread of COVID-19, the Department of State has issued a level 4 Alert to all travelers to Israel and Egypt. I am 70 years old and my wife is 66. We are in the high-risk age. Millions of people were affected and thousands died of that virus. Pilgrim Tours & Travel wanted to penalize us of $400 for cancellation of the tour which can be completed. I think it is not fair and request a full refund of $600 our hard-earned money.
We booked a tour with Pilgrim tours on November 14 and made a deposit of $1,000.00 for 2 passengers
We booked a tour with Pilgrim tours on November 14 and made a deposit of $1,000.00 for 2 passengers. The 13 day pilgrimage tour is scheduled for August 7. The company cancelled the tour on around March . On June 16,2020, the company Refunded $600.00 out of the $1,000 deposit and charged $400 for administrative fees. This is unfair that customers have to pay the company for their own undeliverables. If this is allowed by US government/law, then any business/tour/travel agency can generate a fake tour, then they cancel later on and charge the customer for penalties and fees. This company should be investigated in their operations and license should be suspended for this kind of practice.
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This business is refusing to refund people for their trips even though the COVID19 virus is causing people to have to cancel their trips
This business is refusing to refund people for their trips even though the COVID19 virus is causing people to have to cancel their trips. My parents had a trip planned for Italy, but because of the virus, and the shut down in Italy and the fact that there is a European travel ban in effect they decided to cancel their trip and asked the company for a refund. But the company basically said it was against policy and refused to refund them. My parents even said they would be willing to book with them in the future but for now they obviously couldn't go on the trip because it was impossible to fly there, but the company still refused to refund them. It's just bad business practice to be completely inflexible during a chaotic world event like this. Even airlines are allowing people to change and cancel their flights and receive a full refund due to current events.
I am filing a formal complaint against Pilgrim Tours in Morgantown, PA
I am filing a formal complaint against Pilgrim Tours in Morgantown, PA. I put a $300 deposit to go on a trip in June . However, due to the Coronavirus, my employer announced to all employees that all vacations were to be cancelled. I contacted Pilgrim Tours travel agent (Lenny H) immediately who stated that I would be refunded $200 due to their cancellation policy. I stated to him this was not fair because this was circumstances beyond my control. I did not want to cancel the trip and I need my job. I emailed Pilgrims, CEO who gave me the same response. In light of COVID-19, my hours have been reduced at work. I need my $100. Companies are being flexible with their customers during this unexpected event. I am extremely upset about this matter. I am requesting a refund of $100. Every little bit helps when it comes to paying bills and other expenses. I appreciate your attention regarding this matter.
Below is letter I wrote to our agent at Pilgrim Tours
Below is letter I wrote to our agent at Pilgrim Tours. They are still keeping $600 of our deposit.I do not recommend them at all! Dear Lenny, We are writing to you because we want our FULL deposit back- no deduction for service fees etc. Israel is closed entirely- no-one is allowed in and who know when they will reopen their country. Pilgrim Tours decided to cancel this trip for the above reasons. We are not in a financial position for you to keep our $600. deposit. No matter what your contract states, these are unusual and dangerous times and you need to do the right thing. We do not want travel vouchers from your company for future use because the future of travel is way too uncertain. If you do not refund our TOTAL deposit we have no choice but to place this in dispute with our credit card company. You and Pilgrim Tours know that this is the morally right thing to do. I hope you will do the right thing. Thank You in advance for your prompt reply. John and Jane Doe Smith
On October 8 I scheduled a vacation through Pilgrim Tours to Israel, Jordan, and Greece and we began to make payments
On October 8 I scheduled a vacation through Pilgrim Tours to Israel, Jordan, and Greece and we began to make payments. Our dream vacation (scheduled for August ) had to be canceled when COVID-19 became an issue. Israel is closed to all incoming visitors. On March 16, we contacted Pilgrim Tours (in writing) asking for a complete refund. On March 16, Jennifer C from Pilgrim Tours emailed a reply which said that since our tour was 91 days out, each person on our tour would be charged a $100 service fee. I replied and told Jennifer to proceed. When I didn't hear back, I emailed again. When I didn't hear back, I emailed a third time. I finally received an email from Jennifer saying that our airfare was a total loss and we would only get a partial refund. We checked with the airlines and they are giving a complete refund. I understand that COVID-19 is not the fault of Pilgrim Tours. But considering travel is not allowed and may not be for the foreseeable future, I believe a full refund is appropriate.
Our church organized a 16 day trip to Egypt and Israel for May 19 - June 3 for 40+ elderly people (many with underlying health conditions)
Our church organized a 16 day trip to Egypt and Israel for May 19 - June 3 for 40+ elderly people (many with underlying health conditions). Egypt and Israel have a policy to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The church organizer informed Pilgrim Tours that we do not want to go during the coronavirus pandemic. Pilgrim Tours insist we need to pay the remaining balance on March 19th ($3,680 per person) or lose our $300 deposit that we made per person. They finally agreed to return $100 per person but penalizing us for $200 per person.They are profiting over $8,000 of the deposits. It will be unsafe for us to travel and a high chance of contracting Covid-19 among our group when we are not social distancing during this pandemic. When we arrive we would not be able to sight-see or tour the countries, thus not getting the service we paid for. Even with these reasons, Pilgrim Tours refuse to cancel the trip. If Pilgrim Tours cancel the trip then they will refund us the money. Instead, they push us into a corner and make us cancel the trip so that they can penalize us. We are over 65 years old and are at high risk of death if we contract Covid-19. We cannot go and should not go to Egypt and Israel. We are not even stepping outside our home. Pilgrim Tours is still insisting we should go on this trip.