Review: Travel Options Inc
danielle

North Scituate, RI

#86 Jul 31, 2013
my husband actually met the options at a beerfest signed up for something rather we actually went our ft lauderdale , daytona , and orlando trip we had a huge condo thought we were getting a jaccuzzi in our room but that failed, if your doing those trips all at once you rent a car and drive from place to place each was 2 hours max away ... left from ft lauderdale wasnt bad!!!
Lj Vic Canada

Canada

#87 Aug 1, 2013
Just received a call from travel options and after the whole " you have a credit " I d
Said I would call back and they gave me a number, so I waited 5 minutes and called the number , it was some one home, not a company. Run away from the phone if they call.
Dave - Ina

Bellevue, NE

#88 Aug 13, 2013
Just got done talking to Antoinette about our reservation Travel Options did for us in Las Vegas. After making the reservation and having to pay a $57.00 fee, we did some research on the Bluegreen Condo's that we were put into and the 90-minute presentation on timeshare's we would have to sit through. We knew we would have to sit through this and have done so in the past for other timeshare companies, so we wanted to compare this one to the other one's. The reviews did not sound great and many complaints included having to sit through a 2-3 hour presentation, not a 90-minute one. At this point we decided that a timeshare is just not for us and called back to cancel this reservation, knowing we would be out the $397.00 we originally paid for the vacation package but also thinking we should get our $57.00 fee refunded. Wrong. They kept saying it would be applied to a future reservation in our package, and when we told them we are not ever going to do a future reservation, they just kept repeating this. Seeing the futility in convincing them this was our money and it should be refunded, we finally gave up and just asked them to cancel this reservation. We then went to the BBB to file a complaint about this episode and see there are over 50 complaints on file against them.
Bottom line is this package deal may work for some people, but if you change your mind forget about getting any sort of customer service (or any of your money back).
MzChinadol

Bedford, IN

#89 Sep 6, 2013
I received a phone call today asking for $497 for vacations to Miami FL, Orlando FL, Las Vegas NV, Honolulu HI, and a cruise to either Bahamas or Mexico. She transferred me to a supervisor who informed me of the deal I said I was at work and this was not a good time if he could call me after work he stated no and there was no way to tell the system to call me back.

After reading everyone's response I decided to go on their website and call one of the hotels he said I would stay in. I called Club 36 (Las Vegas, NV) and she (a rep of the hotel) informed me that they frequently do business with Travel Options and you will sit through a 90 min timeshare presentation and they give you a gift of some kind and offer a cruise deal. It does sound shady to me and very tempting but after reading all the responses I will pass.

I went on a timeshare visit (massanutten, va)and they did offer a free stay at a designated location. We went last year and it was legit they even gave us a $100 visa gift card for coming out.

I have never heard of this company the website is janky and they are not backed by BBB so be careful and identify theft is running high and prove is they made a move about it in 2011 called identity theft starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
Rod

Irvine, CA

#90 Sep 17, 2013
Just got this same call. In fact they have been calling for a week or more i finally took the call 202 area code.$500 credit to the same destinations. Couldnt tell me specifically how i got the credit just something i did for vacations. I am active duty so i was really happy to hear that the founder of the company was prior Navy SEAL. They were all nice and friendly but it sounded too good to be true and they wanted immediate cc payment. That confirmed it for me..scam. I told the mamager you called me i dont know you from Adam why should i give you my cc info? He goes on about if I trust muy cc company..etc Nice try but not for me. Be careful out there.
Rod

Irvine, CA

#91 Sep 17, 2013
This is different from sitting in a boring seminar to get a free vacation package at a time share. They want you to buy this one over the phone. And be careful with your credit card when you voluntarily give it up the card company will say this is a charge you authorized therefore not credit card fraud.
Mariel

Lloydminster, Canada

#92 Sep 19, 2013
Sounds like Ernesto up there is working for them..He is from Florida and that is where this so called business is based out of...and he is the only one to say this "Travel Options" is legit..hahhahaahahha I smell a scam through and through...and yes,just dealt with them and they are very pushy and rude. I warned my husband and he mentioned it to his co worker and the co workers wife fell for it. Good Luck people,use your better judgement and your gut instincts!:)
browne

Canada

#93 Oct 17, 2013
I agree with all the reviews I read. I have had many phone calls over and over again. I finally got someone to send me and email which I received. Then company refused to give their name. I got the email and did my research and is how I know that this company is a HUGE SCAM I kept getting calls so now I know and I am ignoring this calls.
Dodged That Bullet

United States

#95 Nov 25, 2013
Just got off the phone. Red flags: knew our last name, but not my first name. Mentioned the year we had been to Vegas, it was 4 years inaccurate; asked for a card up front, i said i'd have to think about it (even tho i already knew i wasn't going to go thru with it) and was immediately transferred to a customer service manager; asked said manager to give me a phone number because i was busy (actually bored of talking to these people)...he kept bs-ing with me..so i hung up.

So what if these people are "hired" or if this is somehow "legitimate"...this company has no sense of customer service and therefore is a horrible choice. no good business will call you directly and ask you for your card.
fFrancesca

United States

#96 Dec 25, 2013
I happen to currently work at Travel Options as a closer.
And yes, the transaction is over the phone, yes it's a timeshare affiliate, so yes u have to take a time share tour at one time or another. We do have upgrades... and no we do not give out our office number except for customer service number, to unregistered clients for the simple fact that these packages are not available to the General public! You have to be qualified. As well as an email. Now if the client stays on the phone, and is a potential buyer. Than we have no issue sending them out a email of their itinerary. But its a one time call.. So we are adiment to make a descion on the package on the same call. And no we are not a scam. If we were we would welcome anyone, of any age, and of any income to travel with us. And we don't. We turn down dozens of individuals daily just Simply because they don't qualify. So the next time you have one of us on the phone. Pay close attention. Licenced and bonded for 18 yrs btw.
Megan

Vancouver, Canada

#97 Dec 30, 2013
I am so irritated with these people. I finally bought the Cocoa Beach/Orlando deal after the extreme high-pressure sales pitch. Now I am trying to make my reservation before it expires and they are charging me extra "peak season charges." When I tried to change our vacation time to a non-peak season time, the lady admitted that there are peak season charges all year long, just different amounts at different times. SO WHEN YOU BUY YOUR PACKAGE, IT IS GUARANTEED THAT YOU ARE NOT FINISHED PAYING FOR YOUR VACATION!!! Tallying up all the fees, plus the extra (at least) 3 hours spent at each location dragging little kids around with us for the presentation, this "deal" is definitely not worth it. What a huge bummer.
charles

United States

#98 Jan 9, 2014
this is amazing, not one positive feedback. they just called me. had it been pay day i probably would have done it. thank God i didnt have the money right now
Will

Kansas City, MO

#99 Jan 23, 2014
Scam... I received the same offers and they wanted me to pay $497. I asked for some information to be sent to me in regard to what the package offered and terms. The sales person continued to try to get me to purchase the package over the phone and said I would lose out on the offer once I hung up. Anytime a company/person tries to pressure you to buy something and will not give you time to do research on the product. Most likely it is something fishy going on with that company/person. Never give your credit card information to someone over the phone who calls you. It is just not safe!
Tiajuana

Stone Mountain, GA

#100 Feb 4, 2014
I read the posts, but I'm going to give the company to redeem itself... after all it was purchased on my American Express card, if it is a scam, I got PROTECTION!!! I will follow up in 60 days, once I book my trips...
SAIYAD MO

Edmonton, Canada

#101 Feb 6, 2014
SCAM DON'T BUY
john

Pompano Beach, FL

#102 Mar 12, 2014
Its a write off. Its just advertisement. Thats why the cost is so low.
jclark322 wrote:
Yes, I agree with all of the reviews I read. And sadly, I must say that I fell for this scam. I was scheduled for an upcoming trip Mar 2012 and have been unsuccessful in trying to reach them. I wanted to confirm my trip to Orlando and could not reach them by phone or fax. Initially, when I signed up for this I had all the same questions others did and was very skeptical about giving my information. When I booked the trip, I did not include my credit card info so a representative called me a couple of days later. After speaking to her for awhile, I finally gave my info and told them not to charge anything to my card before speaking with me. I have been unsuccessful in getting anyone since that time. I am going to follow-up through with reporting them to the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU. You should do the same if you fell for this like I did. Shame, shame, on me!!
Janet Sharp

Niagara Falls, Canada

#103 Mar 15, 2014
SCAM ALERT!! SCAM ALERT!! I also just had a call from this company. They also wanted a credit card for a one time fee of $497.00 and would not send me email details. When I told her that I wanted this information email to discuss with my husband and contact them back, they just said have a nice day...
lisa

Spring Valley, NY

#104 Mar 19, 2014
Listen. I have done a dozen of these and never been scammed. Even ones that had an F bbb report. You use a credit card and if it isn't true you get your money back. I have never had to do that though. They make you go on a talk for 90 minutes to buy timeshare. You can buy or decline. Mostly they want you to buy but hey 90 minutes you can have to have a practically free vacation. I have been all over woth these things and this is the only way I travel. Actually going to Mexico next month with one of these.
Ljb

Fayetteville, AR

#106 Apr 22, 2014
I received a phone call last week, they called me by my middle name (first red flag) & immediately asked if I was married (second red flag). I then asked who was calling, they replied "travel options, inc. " I told them I wasn't married & he said " oh, sorry to bother you" and hung up. They have continued calling all week & I finally answered again this morning. Calling me by my middle name again, I knew it was the same company & when I confronted them with last phone call, they said it must've been a new person who didn't understand their process. They continued with stating My package included Orlando, Daytona, Vegas, a cruise and Hawaii for $497, in which I had a $750 credit. A credit from what? I haven't signed up or purchased anything in the past (third red flag). They wouldn't send anything in writing until I paid (fourth red flag). I listened to there pitch long enough to pull up any reviews on this company and eventually hung up after reading these reviews & the red flag warnings. Thanks to all who write their experiences.
DDD

Stony Plain, Canada

#107 Apr 23, 2014
Can't say it's a scam but it is not worth the $. We bought the package Las Vegas, Orlando, Daytona, Hawaii & free cruise. Just returned from Vegas. Travel Options did come thru BUT there was a $45 booking fee, nightly $15 (plus tax) resort fee. We did the tour as we expected but did not buy timeshare. Told them up front we had already sold our timeshare which was much better than the one we were offered. The tour was actually with Geo Club who didn't even know who Travel Options were. They were rude, hanging up on us twice while making arrangements for the tour. When we didn't buy, the "closer" went to get us our "gift" and went home! Could have bought a commercial trip to Vegas cheaper. BTW, you MUST take all your trips before getting "free" cruise; Hawaii involves $25 night fees & you must visit 2 islands. Travel costs from Canada make this a lousy deal. U can get better deals yourself by shopping around & no pushy sales presentations. Will be writing this off to experience & will travel at MY choice of destinations & time frames in the future.

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