Png Fraudulent Travel Company - Life Time Experience Tours

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png case

Modena, Italy

#1 Jul 29, 2010
The criminal Benjamin Nikints , owner of PNG Holidays travel agency involved in a major case of fraud, has opened another travel agency with the name Life Time Experience Tours" based on mt.Hagen
If you GOOGLE that you get www.png-tourism.com .
Benjamin Nikints is sought then do not book travel with this agency
Regards

Since: Jul 10

Brisbane, Australia

#2 Jul 29, 2010
Not good!!
Sucker

Deagon, Australia

#3 Jul 29, 2010
Well Well. These people are the same ones as fraudulently misued their clients from overseas by taking their deposit money and not giving them the tour. Be Aware. If you going to PNG DONT PAY any money to tour operators till you get there or you will lose your money as the Tourism Got Dept will not help you get a refund. BUYER BEWARE
Max Clark

Modena, Italy

#5 Sep 6, 2010
Dear Peter,

I have been approached again by the directors of Lifetime Experience Tours PNG Ltd (LETPNG) to write an email to you and copy all my past clients whom I recently settled my debts. There are contents of my association with LETPNG still on the online forums and treads which is having negative effects on their new clients’ enquiries and bookings. I have been told that since the postings, the number of new clients enquires and bookings have been reduced dramatically and some clients even cancelled their bookings.

I would like to ask that these contents be removed as I have no connection or association with this company. I understand that by now you should have your own proof after searching the IPA Business registry and the company’s bank accounts that I have no association with LETPNG.

I thank you all in advance for resolving this issue.

Kind regards,

Benjamin
jane

Sarasota, FL

#6 Oct 21, 2010
I used Lifetime Experience Tours in Papua New Guinea in September 2010 and they were HORRIBLE. One huge scam. They demanded full payment up front, then when I arrived none of my flights had been paid for and I had to pay again. Two other guys they stuck me with had to pay over $1000 more on arrival after paying $10k for the tour. Nothing was as it was in the itinerary, the guides knew nothing, hotels werent booked until arrival. One day we showed up in Wewak and the clients had to spend hours going around town looking for accommodation because LET didnt book in advance. Each party had been promised a private tour, then when arrving were all shoved together, thus ensuring none got to do what they wanted. After everything went wrong day after day, the guide (they changed all the time) never had a phone and never had any way to contact their office, obviously the plan, as the guides had no power to do anything. When all got cancelled and they promised time and time again to fix it and didnt, I finally found, on my own, internet in Lae to sort it out myself. I was then left in the internet cafe all day. My full day guided tour of Lae consisted of 30 minutes with an angry driver. After cutting the tours short early with no assistance, the guides would demand we all buy them beers at night and get very drunk and belligerent. We saw a fraction of what was in the itinerary, which changed constantly, and they were always eager to get rid of us. I could go on and on, but the worst company I have ever used.
Diddi

Düsseldorf, Germany

#7 Oct 26, 2010
Nie wieder lifetime tours...BETRÜGER
Diddi

Düsseldorf, Germany

#8 Nov 4, 2010
They promised everything, but none of that was delivered. Basically, i can fully agree to what Jane has written above.

To all of you out there: Please take that as a warning: Never use LifeTime Experience Tours, if you want to have holiday of pleasure.
josh

Sydney, Australia

#9 Dec 15, 2011
The company changed its website and name to Niugini Eco Tourism Services
http://png-tourism.com/
But this is same old people just looking for next customers to be hooked.
Can someone in PNG crack on these criminal people ??

Since: May 12

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

#10 May 27, 2012
Dear Readers of This forum,

It’s very sad to see one or two unhappy clients posting their negative comments on this forum regarding Niugini Eco Tourism Services. We brought into PNG since our operation started in Feb 2010 nearly 300 clients and we have large number of confirmed bookings for 2012 which will increase that number to 400. I can assure everyone that 99% of these clients have left PNG very well satisfied.

For any intending client/s out there who want to travel PNG through our company, please contact us directly and we will provide you email contacts from former clients who consented to be contacted for by interesting clients who want to use our service. Furthermore you can also contact the marketing department of PNG Tourism Promotions Authority ( www.pngtourism.org.pg ) regarding our services and the feedback they receive so far from past clients regarding our level of services.

I also want to tell those people who portray me as a criminal that I am not a criminal. I have never defrauded anyone any money. I have cleared all my past clientele debts of over US$17,000 in 2010 before I started the current business. The incident that happened to my former now defunct company (PNG Holidays) in 2006 was a very unfortunate medical complication that confined me to intensive hospitalisation and medication at the Mater Hospital in Brisbane for 6 months. During this time of illness that I was not well enough to attend to business personally and my clients did not get the services they were paid for. After well over four years I came well (good) with settling over US$17,000 in debts.

Everywhere in the world there are fraudulent activities that are happening in which tourists are robbed their hard-earned money without even recouping a single dime. In my case, I never intended to rob anyone and this is clearly indicated by me settling every single cent even though it took me four years.

For confirmation of all the above facts independently, you can contact the office of PNGTPA and get confirmation directly from Mr. Vincent or one of his staff regarding the settlement of all my clients debts. I have also with me a medical report from Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Joseph McCormack of Mater Hospital in Brisbane regarding my illness in May 2006 to Oct 2006 which confined me to hospitalisation and medication. I will produce this report to any genuine clientele queries to substantiate the facts I have stated above.
Thank you,

Ben Nikints
Managing Director
Diddi

Düsseldorf, Germany

#11 Sep 6, 2012
Es ist und bleibt ein Unternemen das die Leute Betrügt...meine Kosten für die Reise ca. 8000 €..ich denke das ist genug ....nie mehr ....
Johann-Sandra

Indonesia

#12 Sep 29, 2012
I would just like to confirm that we used Ben and NETS for our Goroka tour this September, and were very satisfied. Good customer service, good tour, and you can pay by credit card so you're protected against the kind of things mentioned in this post.
Sounds like bad things happened in the past, but we received everything advertised, and would use NETS again for future trips to PNG.
Laura

Brisbane, Australia

#13 Nov 1, 2012
Think twice before booking with Nuigini Eco Tours.. I had a bad experience September 2012. I was told my flight Mt Hagen to Tari was cancelled by the airline and I would get a refund. 2 Months later and I have not recieved anything. A reply to say Ben is out of the office or on the road.
Even worse- I contacted the MAF airline and they informed me the flight did go ahead as planned. And the ticket number I had provided them had already been used!

Seems this company have quite a scam going on.
bankshl

Papua New Guinea

#14 Mar 1, 2013
Be aware: it starts again!!!
We booked a trip starting March 10, 2013 and paid Ben, Niugini Eco Tourism Services Ltd but the hotel booking he promised in his e mail and advertises on his website is not done due to outstanding bills. We cancelled the trip and claimed our money back, but he refuses agressivly not to refund because of company policy not because he does not book what he promises.
Laura

Perth, Australia

#15 Mar 1, 2013
Hi Bankshl,
That`s really unfortunate. I too had trouble receiving a refund but I did get one in the end ( 3 months later).
A lady on our tour mentioned she stayed in a different hotel ( A cheaper one) to that advertised on the website.
She got upgraded to a superior room to compensate for that though.
Hopefully you will get your refund sorted.
MarielB

Papua New Guinea

#16 Mar 4, 2013
Read my blog to learn more about deceiving and misleading Niugini Eco Tourism Services. This happened February 2013. So it is still goinig on!

http://marielbraakhuis.wordpress.com/2013/03/...
WuangKaldiEnem

Madang, Papua New Guinea

#17 Mar 5, 2013
Who is benjamin nikints? I remember him being the SRC president at Mt. Hagen secondary school in 1995.

I never taught he would become a fraudster or crook like this. His name is written all over the net about his crook lifestyles.
He says "company policy". What company policy? Hence, such bad reports about him. Shame on him!

I urge him to stop all these. How can other PNG tour companies make money when he spoils the image of PNG tour operators? His sickness is none of our business! Your company should stop its operations while you were bed-ridden! Simple as that.

Ben you are a disgrace to our lovely country. What a shame! Get a life and earn a honest day's pay.
MarielB

Papua New Guinea

#18 Mar 6, 2013
I want to thank everyone for the positive support the last few days.

I want to mention that the owner of the In Wewak Boutique Hotel is offering us a free stay because of the situation. I am very moved by this offer, even more because the hotel cannot be blamed for anything. Thank you In Wewak Boutique Hotel!

Air Niugini gave us a full refund for the flight, which we also do very much appreciate. Thank you Air Niugini!

But nothing heard from Ben so far… I will keep you posted!

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