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I was called several times about attending a presentation and promised a $300.00 gas card and 3 days/2 night free vacation with air for just attending. Once the presentation was over I was given some paperwork to claim my gifts. After reading the details I found that it is nearly impossible to obtain your gifts. The gas card can only be obtained by purchasing $100.00 in gas per month at the same brand station, sending in receipts and they send you back a $25.00 gift card for gas. The minimum about you can receive is $25.00 per month. The vacation voucher was much worst. This is a complete waste of time.

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  • Mi
    Mike Aug 08, 2008
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    It gets even worse than that when you sign up with their membership! I made that mistake and am now fighting to get my money back. Even cancelling the contract the next day, they have a history of only giving partial refunds saying that because we signed their contract that has a clause about a non-refundable 15% "restocking fee" and $399 "processing fee" that they are entitled to it. This will come to about $1300 for basically nothing! I say history because I have positive evidence that they are the same individuals that have been running this scheme for a while under different company names in different states. I have positively confirmed that Adrian Miller is always the primary manager whenever a new company is set up here in Texas to play their game. His companies include Royal Palms Travel, Phoenix Vacations, Viva Vacations, Beachcomber Vacations, and Babb & Miller. Royal Palms was establish July 1, 2008 and Phoenix was established May 28, 2008. From my research these two entities are currently actively running this charade. They have also recently created the company that handles the "memberships" called SeaLand Travel but this basically a new name for Castaways Vacation Club. Apparently they start getting a lot of heat for their sales tactics and poor business practices so they reinvent themselves under a different name and different least office space so if you look them up you don't find any history of what they have been up to. I could go on but basically it is clear that these people just want to get as much money from you up front and if you find out about them they do not refund any membership fee unless you figure it out within 3 days and even then they keep about 20% of the money they took from you. Also note that I found plenty of complaints from people that tried to use the membership to take advantage of the promised deep discounts that their travel dates were either unavailable or if available no cheaper than if they booked through Travelocity or such. If someone starts a class action lawsuit, please post it and I am there!

    Mike in Grand Prairie, TX

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    Angela Sharbino Aug 08, 2008
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    Thank you so much! I was just about to go to this just to get the free travel. You've saved me a lot of headache!
    Thank you!

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    Andrea Collins Aug 08, 2008
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    I thought it was a pressure and when I got there I really enjoyed the presentation...
    You will love their resorts and you can really save a lot...

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    Natalie Graham Aug 09, 2008
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    hey there!!! i was also being called up by this people offering free vacation, i used to refuse from their offer a lot of times, and to end all the calls, i agree on the condition of the free vacation, which is to attend a presentation in their office. Me and my husband was surprised when we found out that all they were saying on the phone are all correct, yes, they will definitely sell something on you, but as what they had promised, they won't oblige you to buy anything. Me, myself is a living proof to that, we never bought anything, yet, we recieved the free vacation that they promised. Not everyone can be pleased by these people, but just give it a shot and you'll definitely see it for your self!! Now, me and my hubby are all set for our vacation and take note, we save a lot of money because of their program.

    Natalie of Wylie, TX

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    Chinee Lee Aug 09, 2008
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    I agree with you Natalie, I just recently attended their presentation and it was good!!! I actually bought their program because me and my husband are planning to have a vacation in Thailand later part of the year. Instead of spending thousands of dollars for our family's vacation, it cuts off almost half of our budget so we can have an extra money for us to buy souviners when we get there!!!I'm so excited on our vacation, thanks to their program!!!

    Chinee Lee, Bedford, TX

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    Mike Aug 11, 2008
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    For anyone that thinks it might be worth their while to go for the free gifts, they are worthless. The free gas is from freebeegas.com and the free travel is from Worldwide Travel Center. Research these for yourself and see all the complaints on them. Also note that they are not free. They require you to send money up front with the promise of getting it back in the end but they make you jump through so many hoops that 99% of people can't fulfill them all and they end up keeping your deposits.

    Beware these charlatans and their false testimonials! I especailly like the one where they say they are saving a lot of money with their program but they didn't buy into it! Hmmm...

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    Brenda Cook Aug 11, 2008
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    This is a HUGE scam and I am all about a class action lawsiut and my information is now being sent to the Attorney General for investigation. False advertisement and all. How do they stay in buisness? It is up to all of us to sent this into the State.

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    Royal Palm Travel winner Aug 18, 2008
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    Dear : XXXXX & XXXXXX Gift Code: XXXXX
    Tour Date: AUGUST X, 2008_TUESDAY
    Tour Time: 6:00 PM

    Congratulations!!!
    Royal Palm would like to congratulate and thank you for being one of the selected few to participate in this promotion. We find this is the most effective way to get our name to people who would like to hear about us. Royal Palm is grateful that you accepted this invitation. As one of the lucky few, you will receive some great complimentary gifts for your time. To clear the air and answer some frequently asked questions:
    This is not a timeshare or land sales offer.
    This is not a High pressure, one on one presentation.
    THERE IS NO OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE ANYTHING TO RECEIVE A GIFT!
    All we ask is for your time and your attention, to show you what some people are calling the “innovation of the travel industry.” This is a group presentation so everyone sees the same thing at the same time. Our goal is that the next time you take a vacation you would want to book it through us. We find that by giving you a complimentary gift in exchange for your time, this is much more effective then standard advertisement (TV, radio, etc.). Just for attending, you are entitled to receive one of the following gifts:
    A 3days/2nights vacation including airfare and accommodations for two adults to your choice of:

    Las Vegas, Nevada, or Cancun, Mexico, or Orlando, Florida

    Or

    4days 3nights cruise to Cozumel, Mexico

    Or
    A Travel Showcase where you can have a vacation and travel packages with airfare for 2 adults, cruises and drive vacation to anywhere in the lower US, New York, Boston, Seattle or Los Angeles. Travel to most major cities in the US, Canada or Mexico. It’s like travelling anywhere you have ever dreamed or wanted to go visit.

    Plus a $300 gas coupons or a 5pcs of $20 dining certificates to selected steak houses or a $1000 internet shopping certificate where you will only pay for the shipping and handling fee of the items you have selected just for coming here 10-15mins earlier.
    Obviously we cannot offer the gifts to everyone. Please confirm with the marketing company that invited you all of the terms, conditions, and qualifications. Royal Palm advises everyone to be fully informed about the guidelines, and would like you to make sure that you understand all the terms and conditions of the gift and the meeting. To cover the ones most referred to: To receive a gift the invited parties must attend and complete an (up to) 90 min group presentation. If romantically involved both parties must attend. We do not allow any children or uninvited guests due to limited seating. Please try and show up 15 min before your scheduled time for registration. It is a group presentation, so it is important we get start promptly on time. If you arrive late, we may not be able to seat you. To be qualified for the promotion one should be in the age of 25-72, you must be gainfully employed with a combined income of at $40, 000.00 or more per year, or fully retired with a combined income of $40, 000.00 or more. You must be both U.S. Citizen and be able to speak and understand fluent English. You must present 2 forms of ID upon arrival. One being a state issued ID (DL-ID-Passport-Military ID) and a Major Credit card for identification purposes only. Debit cards, check cards, bank cards or atm cards of any kind will not be accepted as a form of identification. Only one gift per household and vehicle will be given. If you have already attended a meeting at the Galleria Tower #1, you may not be eligible to attend or receive a complimentary gift. You should not be a member of any travel club, travel agency or a travel agent or airline employee. Recipients may be responsible for all taxes, gratuities, and processing fees where applicable. Participants who attend will be given gifts after completion of the presentation and will not be required to purchase anything. Once again, congratulations on being selected and we look forward to your visit.
    If you have any questions please call our reservation center toll free at [protected] (your toll free) or if you need to speak with someone at for more precise directions you can call Royal Palm Travel directly [protected].

    Thank you for accepting our invitation and we look forward to treating you like a friend of the family.

    Yours sincerely,
    (Confirmer)

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    Cheri Aug 20, 2008
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    I hateto say it but I bought in to it and now I am out over $900.00. They are scam artist. They promis you trips like $650.00 round trip including air and hotel to London and say they can book it that night for the price. I used to work for an Airline so I wanted the benfits of travel for cheap prices and thought it would be great. After we got the price down from 8000.00 to 4000.00 including processing and annual dues we bought it. They do give you 3 days to get your money back however they charge you a 15% restocking fee and 399.00 for processing. What are they restocking? On the way home I came to my sences and thought this is to good to be true. I found a trip on travelocity and had them quote me the same trip the next day. What I found was cheaper than what they could book it for. They do not save you any money. They also promis you a password to get on a website to see prices and book travel for less, however you don't get this for seven days. This would ensure that your three days to get your money (part of your money) back has passed. They are scam artist in my eyes. I have filed a complaint with the BBB. I have also found on other sites that there are other like us and are looking to file a class action lawsuite. I would like to get in on that if there is one going on. They are giving false information and you are not getting what you are promised

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    brenda joye Aug 21, 2008
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    i lyk the presentation...its worth...i receive the gift and me and mickel is set for the free trip...thanks royal palm...

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    mugged Aug 23, 2008
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    Lucky me! They were in a way responsible for saving me a trip down town, wasting a sat morning and all that by their mentioning that they like only people who are between 25 and 72 years old!!!. Their sales talk was great over a un id or a phone # [protected] as read of my phone. The they have a canvasser/a reservation supervisor and the comes resertvation manager and all that . So mlooks like they have identified young ppl as gullible and easily tempted. So I see how false advertising works. I have a confirmation number etc . Could be that they have a couple ppl they send out to OR MAY BE ONE OF THEIR STAFF COMES ON And claims in this blog that he got his great trip and thanks the com. ?

    Only after i got mugged I just out of curiosity checked the trave on the internet when i came across the complaint.All these travel deals .ugh...

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    Mike Sep 04, 2008
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    On the night my wife and I were at the Royal Palm Travel presentation, there was a guy in the back corner who recorded Bill Cate giving his presentation on the evening of August 5. Sir if you happen to be reading this, please email me a copy of that video recording. It would be very useful proof of their oral misrepresentations. Thanks!

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    Brent Sep 11, 2008
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    I was called over and over by this company asking them to please put me on the "Do Not Call" list. The lady tonight told me they would send here back to the Phillipines if I didn't help her out. She said she is willing to break the law to not have to go back and that she and all her representatives would continuously call me regardless of what I asked. She said that they don't care about "Do Not Call" lists. She also said that if I reported them their company was so big there wouldn't be enough individuals to fight them legally because of how much money they make.

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    Natalie Graham Sep 13, 2008
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    hi there!!!i would just like to comment in to this person named Mike, are you reading this things with comprehension? or maybe you are just merely reading this without any thoughts on your mind? Me and my hubby saved money because of their program, simply because we got a free vacation and yet, all we need to pay is the government-imposed taxes, now, instead of spending hundreds and thousands of dollars for our vacation, it was totally down into hundred dollars or so...and yes mike, we never bought their program!!!but we got the free vacation!!!it's not really free because we paid for the taxes!!!pls try to comprehend!!!thanx!!

    Natalie of Wylie, TX

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    Brian Sep 13, 2008
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    Beware of freebeegas.com! I didn't think their rules were too hard to follow, so I registered and followed their rules to a tee. It's been four months now and they have not sent any coupons at all... Big waste of time and appears to be a scam! Plus I'm out their $5 handling fee.

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    Mike Sep 16, 2008
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    Okay Natalie, congratulations on your cheap vacation! Wait a while to post until after you actually take your vacation. The travel voucher is a scam too. If you get anything at all, don't be surprised if you get sent to attend a timeshare presentation! All the best to you!

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    jc tran Sep 17, 2008
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    I totally agreed with Mike. Natalie got a vacation to hell town. Travel voucher is a big scam. 99% of the time you won't be able to use it because of the limitation on the date and time.

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    Marcy McGrady Sep 18, 2008
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    You may have read this posting elsewhere on the site but I wanted to make sure for anyone checking out Royal Palm Travel, Phoenix Vacations, or Sea Land Travel that they do not miss this. I wish we had read these postings before we went to their presentation -we got carried away and signed up for a membership. Now, we are in the process of trying to get a full refund and have put the charge into dispute on our credit card.

    If anyone has any information about the legal names of the principals of this operation and/or contact information for them I would appreciate it if you could share it with me. We may find we have to file a claim in court and need that info in order to do that.

    For anyone checking out this company, here is the information I have gleaned from several hours of Internet searching plus personal experience:
    - A password is required to access the company’s travel website, which is supposed to show specifics of the travel savings available. However, the password is not provided to buyers until after the legally required 3 day cancellation period has expired
    - The sales arm of the operation appears to have changed names and locations at least twice in the last three months in the Dallas area according to past buyers who say Royal Palm was previously operating as Phoenix Travel in a different Galleria Tower location
    - Numerous complaints have been lodged on the Internet by previous buyers against both Royal Palm and Phoenix and some are pursuing filings with the State of Texas Attorney General’s office and the Better Business Bureau. Several are looking to join a class action law suit against one of the two enterprises.
    - According to a quick Internet search, this firm or its affiliates appear to have operated under many names and in many locations over the past few years, including: Royal Palms Travel, Bon Voyage, Sea Land, Phoenix, Beachcombers, Via Vacations and Castaways. There does not seem to be any public record that Sealandtravelclub.com has actually existed as that entity for the number of years claimed in the sales presentation.
    - While a 3 day “cooling off period” is required by law, Royal Palm Travel tries to assess cancellation penalties that can run higher than $1000 based on a $399 “processing fee” and 15% of the purchase price as a “restocking fee”

    Lastly, if you really want to go ahead and buy, be aware they are completely negotiable - so don't pay even close to their asking price. I have seen postings where people have purchased for one tenth of the $8995 starting price!

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    Joe Martinez Sep 25, 2008
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    THIS IS A FAKE COMPANY " Natalie Graham" or whoever she is is an inside employee for the company along with any other people posting positive feedback about this ROYAL PALMS TRAVEL. THEY ARE FAKE AND SCAMMERS !!! FOX4 News is investigating them along with the Attorney General who is building a case against them. The Better Business Bureau as been informed several hundred times about them and are too investigating them as well. ITS ALL FAKE AND DONT GIVE IN... like that saying says... "IF ITS TOOOOOO GOOD TO BE TRUE" then you know its not !!! SO unless you want to be a mad mother [censored]ER and out $500-900 or even more then go right ahead.. but I rather just look on TRAVELOCITY OR ORBITZ you prolly find better deals on there and THEY ARE LEGIT AND REAL !!!

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    joe Nov 17, 2008

    This is sooo funny. First of all, the owner of Royal Palm Travel is a man named Adrian Miller. Adrian has been a con man his entire life, if you dont believe me just do a background check on him and you shall see. Adrian has spent the last 8 years or so scamming people into buying travel club packages for various different companies such as, Sun country travel, Horizon travel, beachcombers vacations, Castaways vacation club and many more. Do some research on these companies and you shall see that all he has done is created a new corporation to sell the same old crap. All of these companies have had troubles not only with customer complaints but also with various Attorney Generals in Several States. Why would anybody believe that the new product he is selling is any different? He has found a legal way to scam people out of lots of money. TRAVEL CLUBS DO NOT WORK!!! They are all the same. You really can get much better deals on the internet with companies like expedia and orbitz. By the way, ANY AND ALL POSSITIVE REMARKS ON THIS PAGE ABOUT ROYAL PALM TRAVEL ARE THE WORK OF ADRIAN OR ONE OF HIS HENCHMEN. Oh By the way, The man with the Mullet who said his name was Ron, is really named Bill Cate and He is just as big a con artist as adrian if not bigger. Bill however is a traveling gypsy and is on the run from the irs, so his days are limited. If you want to try to get your money back from Adrian, he lives in Grapevine. The best way to get your money back from any travel club scam is to call your credit card company and tell them you did not recieve the product you were promised. Sorry to all that have been scammed by this rat ###.

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    Robert Nov 18, 2008
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    We were fooled by Bill and Jody Cate while they were running this same scam for Travel Wizard out of Houston this past February. The sales presentation was at the Lakeway Resort near Austin. I would be interested in hearing from anyone else who encoutered this scam through Travel Wizard.

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    Royal Palm Travel Jan 03, 2009

    RoyHello!

    I am so sorry to hear about your experience with Royal Palm Travel. Our customer service department would like to help you with this. The goal of our company is to ensure every clients happiness. Please call [protected], and someone will assist you with this and any questions or concerns you may have.

    Thank you,
    Communications Director
    Royal Palm Travel
    [protected]@gmail.com

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    pissed customer Jan 20, 2009

    If you really wanted your customers to be happy you would give them a refund. I called the number above and told them that I got a better deal on expedia and they just told me sorry. Do Not Do Business with these conmen. Royal Palm Travel is a Scam. Will Not Save You Any Money on Travel.

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    pissed customer Jan 20, 2009

    If Royal Palm Travel were not really a scam, they wouldn't need their company email address to be from a gmail account. And why does their communication director not even put his name? Company is a total scam!!!

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    g2002 Feb 08, 2009

    Well I guess people can put what ever they want on this web site. So I will put in my 2cents. I got a Membership with Royal Palms last year. After we get it we told our kids they could use it. They do a lot more on the internet then we do and they howed us how to look up these bloogs. To say the least we were alarmed. We caled and raised kane. We just wanted out. We did not want to learn any more. They had there bases corved and we were not able to get our money back. At first I was upset and just wanted money back. We were able to talk with one of the managers who was helpfull. He pointed out that the informaction can be put on by anyone. Also no matter how hard I looked I could not find anything bad form someone who had used it. Been on vacation ro booked travel. It is mostly form people who did not go or canceled there membership before using it. I wanted to see for myself so I put in a request to go to on a vacation. That helped made me feal a lot better. I put in request to 3 diffrent palces at 3 diffrent times. All price I got were a lot less then I could find by myself. Better perks as well. I was very happ with the informaction provided. We do not have money to burn and we are glad that we have something that helps us travel for less. We have been on one trip and have 2 more planed for this year. Im sure this is not for everyone, but I am glad I have it. My perosonal experence has been a good one. Dont beleave everything you read. I say see for yourself before you get all bent out of shape.

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    joe Feb 13, 2009

    This company is a total scam. It is run by a bunch of fast talking salesmen who will do or say anything to get the sale. All possitive remarks on these pages are posted by the owner of the company Adrian Miller. Just read all the different posts on this website. The people who take their time to come to web sites like these are people who purchased this scam and are very unhappy with their decision. I would advise anyone who purchased into this club file a complaint with the attorney generals office. The AG has taken a tough stance against travel clubs here in texas. When you file the complaint with the attorney generals office be sure to write in the complaint that the owner of royal palms travel is the former director of sales for Horizon travel and Suncountry travel named Adrian Miller. Make sure you also tell them that they claim to be members of the bbb and other agencies. What these conmen are doing is illegal and if the Texas AG gets enough complaints, he will shut these guys down. WHEN YOU LIE TO YOUR CUSTOMERS TO SELL THEM A PRODUCT YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW!!! Adian Miller and Bill Cate Both should be jailed for their crimes.

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    Mr. Wanting Justice Feb 14, 2009

    My wife and I bought into this scam 3 years ago when they used a different name. We paid the entire fee up front because we were told we would not be able to take advantage of some of their great deals until the initial fee was paid in full. Even after paying in full, I could not get into their website for a week and when I did, found very little information on it, and no deal as described in the presentation. I then called and tried to take advantage of one of the free vacations we were entitled as full members and was told I would have to wait 12 months to utilize it. I then tried to use their services for a family vacation I planned to take in three months and I was told I had to book a minimum of 6 months in order for them to give me any kind of fantastic deal as described in the presentation. I finally settled on a 5 day cruise out of Tampa and asked them to see what they could do for me. They called me back with a price and I found that the price they gave me was actually higher than the price found on Carnival’s own web site.

    After my first year in the club, and paying out over 5 grand to them, I was unable to get any kind of vacation arranged through them. I decided then that I either misunderstood when I was purchasing or I was conned. When we got a membership renewal in the mail, we decided to eat crow and call the lost 5 grand a big learning experience. I wrote to them explaining how disappointed I was in there service and that I would not be renewing, due to my dissatisfaction.

    I did not hear from them again for 14 months, and then received a bill for 2 years membership. I few week after that I got an email threatening going to a collection company if I did not pay, and 3 days after the email, I received a letter from a supposed collection company that actually seems to be just another one of the fake companies these thieves have created.

    When I Googled this vacation club I found nothing but complaints over the last four years with victims scattered all over the US. I cannot believe they have been allowed to remain in business considering their business practices. I also cannot believe, not a single lawyer in Florida has opted to attempt to make a class action lawsuit against all of the alias vacation companies.

    I suggest someone build a website, blog, whatever, that would allow all the victims of these robbers to get together, organize, and put them out of business and behind bars(if no volunteers then I will work on it).

    Let me know what you think.

    P.S. Don't be fooled by any positive comments you see about this organization on any of these websites. They have a couple people (friend? family?) working for them as "travel agents" that have nothing better to do than Google these sites and then plant false positive comments.

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    JENN Mar 15, 2009

    IF U KNOW HOW TO READ & FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS THE GIFTS ARE VERY USABLE, WHEN YOU CALL THEY DO TELL YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAXES, NO WHERE DOES IT SAY FREE! THE GOVERNMENT REQUIRES YOU TO PAY THE TAXES SO IF YOU DONT LIKE IT TAKE IT UP WITH THE LOVELY US GOVERNMENT! I USED MY TICKETS WITH OUT ANY HITCH & RECIEVED MY GAS EVERY MONTH, WITH THE PRICE OF GAS NOW DAYS IFS VERY EASY TO SPEND $100 A MONTH !!! & ALL I DID WAS USE MY FAVORITE LOCAL GAS STATION

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    adriana Mar 18, 2009

    The gifts suck and do not work. They arent even worth the paper they are printed on. Do yourself a favor and stay as far away from this company as you can. They are all Conmen and Liars and should be locked up in federal prison.

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    Rob Apr 24, 2009

    You don't get something for nothing. You usually have to jump through a lot of their hoops to get the "free" stuff. And don't be surprised that you have to pay the government taxes; in fact, having to pay the taxes implies that you are more likely to get the "free" offer than just paying some service fee.

    I also recommend that you NEVER purchase something from these high pressure sales people on your first visit. IF they are real, IF they're product is sustainable, IF you can resist the hype... you can always go back and purchase later. Those "one time only" offers are usually offered daily, 6 days a week.

    The hard part that comes with these sales tactics is trying to figure out if their product meshes with your travel lifestyle... OR, you're willing to change your travel lifestyle. My family bought into Time Share 30+ years ago. We've been happy with it but we do follow their rules and we don't always get exactly what we want. I suspect the same applies for this Royal Palm Travel.

    Rob

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    diamonds Jun 11, 2009

    just to let you folks know, they are now using "all inclusive excursions" as their new operating name and are calling to tell folks they were picked from a draw of email addresses and you have definitely won one of 4 prizes.. etc etc etc...

    reading all this makes me glad i didn't agree to a presentation (Oh, yeah, you have to send a couple to represent you in your place if you are now single)... but you still get the prize.. hmmmm

    anyway.. don't fall for ALL INCLUSIVE EXCURSIONS either.

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    22doglover Jun 29, 2009

    We too were scammed by All Inclusive Excursions, Sea Land Travel. So far I have contacted Fort Worth Star Telegram, Dallas Morning News, Channel 4, 5, 8 and 11, Attorney General, BBB and my credit card company.

    And the preacher/scammer goes to Harvest Church in Watauga Texas. If any of you are members I am sorry, I would reconsider your church with that type of people ministering there. Jerry Jackson is a crook!!!

    I would appreciate anyone willing to come forward and we could work together with us. Two of the TV stations has contacted me!!!

    I won't quit until I receive my money.

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    FortWorth Aug 04, 2009

    Thanks everyone for all your comments. I also received a mail from All Inclusive Excursions and originally provisionally agreed to attend their presentation in Ft Worth. They were very convincing, very nice as well as professional on the phone. After reading all these comments I decided to decline. All of a sudden, they were less than courteous about accepting my cancellation... Bunch of crooks. Don't fall for any of this!

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    Richard M Aug 11, 2009

    Received a phone call from a "verifier, " who told me I'd entered an American Airlines contest in December, and had won an expense paid trip for two people. He then put me through to his supervisor. "Todd" gave me an address and wanted me to make an appointment. I balked, checked the phone number, and then queried American Airlines. They are not connected with this enterprise.
    I'm going to have nothing further to do with them. Thank goodness I didn't waste my time making an appointment and showing up.

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    22doglover Aug 22, 2009

    We got our money back. After filing with Missouri BBB and our credit card company. Both put the heat on them. My credit card company actually put a credit on our credit card and would not pay the bill. All of the sudden we received two calls from Sea Land Travel/All Inclusive Excursions/Royal Palm Travel etc... They wanted to give us our money back. My husband met with them, we got our money back and immediately they asked for us to contact our credit card company so that their merchant account could be cleared. We were persistant. You credit card company can fight for you. If you have not got caught up in this scam STAY AWAY, FAR AWAY!!! If you have then contact everyone you possibly can think of. I had two television stations contact me about doing a story on them. We had researched sooooo much stuff on them and my husband told them some of the information we had on them. I think they were shocked we had done so much homeowrk. Good luck, and don't give up!!!

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    rfj Oct 06, 2009

    Hi, my email is fred.[protected]@hotmail.com. I was scamed last weekend. The speel sure changed to the actual. Lies, switch and bait, "trust me", I fell for it all. If you were taken by these people I'd like your advice or let's do something that might get us results. They're slick but we can fight it together.

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