Review: Travel Options Inc
Wayne

Pompano Beach, FL

#108 Apr 25, 2014
NOT A SCAM!!I I can understand why some people who are unfamiliar with this industry think this is a scam. Travel Options does offer amazing vacations for very little money but if you haven't actually taken advantage of their services how can you state they are a scam? the way Timeshares are sold is through tours.Travel Options is whats called a 'fulfillment company'.
Travel Options happens to be one of he the largest in the world. They contract with resorts from Florida to Hawaii.They are also licensed and bonded in Florida.
This is the way it works:
Only people who qualify demographically and who have toured or already own timeshare can purchase vacations from them .While on vacation you attend another tour The timeshare company writes off your accomadations as advertising.so you actually don't pay for them.
Example;Go to Hawaii for 8 days and 7 nights.Attend a tour of the resort ,pay only room taxes.
Travel Options covers costs of booking ,shipping(brochures,travel documents)and reservations. Fees,range from 300 to 500dollars.
EX- EMPLOYEE

Hialeah, FL

#110 May 7, 2014
THIS GUY WAYNE IS THE MAIN GUY HES THE BIGGEST JOKER WANNABE TOUGH GUY MANAGER BEHIND ALL THE REPS LEING.THE ADDRESS IS 950 N DIXIE HWY POMPANO BEACH FLA 33020 GO CHECK IT OUT ALSO GO TO THE BACK ROOM YOULL FIND CREDIT CARDS LAYING AROUND.
Wayne wrote:
NOT A SCAM!!I I can understand why some people who are unfamiliar with this industry think this is a scam. Travel Options does offer amazing vacations for very little money but if you haven't actually taken advantage of their services how can you state they are a scam? the way Timeshares are sold is through tours.Travel Options is whats called a 'fulfillment company'.
Travel Options happens to be one of he the largest in the world. They contract with resorts from Florida to Hawaii.They are also licensed and bonded in Florida.
This is the way it works:
Only people who qualify demographically and who have toured or already own timeshare can purchase vacations from them .While on vacation you attend another tour The timeshare company writes off your accomadations as advertising.so you actually don't pay for them.
Example;Go to Hawaii for 8 days and 7 nights.Attend a tour of the resort ,pay only room taxes.
Travel Options covers costs of booking ,shipping(brochures,travel documents)and reservations. Fees,range from 300 to 500dollars.
Darryl

Selkirk, Canada

#111 May 8, 2014
Just purchased the package for $597.00 us and it was a great experience on the phone overall. The legal part was ok but when I refused a further vacation for $179. I got an abrupt goodbye.

They did take the money from my card already but have not received the verification e-mail yet. All of the numbers they use are on my phone and traceable along with the e-mail they use.

I have used something like this in the past and you do have to sit through a presentation which not that bad.

Bon Chance!!
Anonymous

Millsboro, DE

#112 May 12, 2014
I would not recommend purchasing anything from these frauds. I purchased a package deal from them and they did not deliver what I purchased. I was told that I had to make $50,000 a year and I told the salesman that I did not. He asked if I made $40,000 total household income. I said yes. I live with my mom and he said as long as she travels with me that would be fine. Four days before I was to travel I was told all my reservations were being cancelled because I lied to them. Total household income to me is what everyone in the house makes no matter your gender and relation. I spent $1000 for plane tickets. I was told I would only have to sit through one 90 minute tour. Well, three days before travel time I was informed that it was 2 90 minute tours. I was suppose to stay in Daytona Beach for three days two nights. Instead I stayed 6 days 5 nights in Orlando. Instead of a resort I got a hotel. I was told I would still get my cruise voucher because they value my business. I still haven't seen that. Do not buy anything from them!!!!!
Michele

Elmont, NY

#113 May 15, 2014
Do not fall for this scam. You don't want to be on the hook for any amount of money. I work hard for my money and even to lose $200 is upsetting to me. Worst of all they woke me up to try to scam me. They called me from a NYC area code but said the company was in Florida. They informed of my $750 credit and proceeded to pitch the trip. I interrupted the women because I've had similar calls in the past. I wanted to know want the final amount was? I was transferred to the "manager" to sweetened the deal and when it I continued to ask questions they hung up. I called the number back and got a message that it was out of service. TOTAL SCAM! There are legitimate companies out there but this isn't one.
Kelly

Salt Lake City, UT

#114 May 21, 2014
Did anyone actually purchase it and go on a trip? All I see are people complaining that they predict this is a scam. I got myself into on of these similar scenarios when I was in college and even though there was a 90 minute tour required, and it wasn't the fanciest of accomodations, I actually had a blast. I signed up for this company yesterday by a solicited phone call that all of others have commented, but would like to hear if anyone actually had a bad EXPERIENCE so that I can tell my credit card to report this. Let me know please.
Kelly

Salt Lake City, UT

#115 May 21, 2014
Is it true what someone posted that you must go on all trips before the cruise is awarded? I was not told this when I booked. I specifically asked if I could go on one trip and get the cruise, and the MANAGER said yes and it was then "recorded" confirming this.
Wayne wrote:
NOT A SCAM!!I I can understand why some people who are unfamiliar with this industry think this is a scam. Travel Options does offer amazing vacations for very little money but if you haven't actually taken advantage of their services how can you state they are a scam? the way Timeshares are sold is through tours.Travel Options is whats called a 'fulfillment company'.
Travel Options happens to be one of he the largest in the world. They contract with resorts from Florida to Hawaii.They are also licensed and bonded in Florida.
This is the way it works:
Only people who qualify demographically and who have toured or already own timeshare can purchase vacations from them .While on vacation you attend another tour The timeshare company writes off your accomadations as advertising.so you actually don't pay for them.
Example;Go to Hawaii for 8 days and 7 nights.Attend a tour of the resort ,pay only room taxes.
Travel Options covers costs of booking ,shipping(brochures,travel documents)and reservations. Fees,range from 300 to 500dollars.
jason

Peabody, MA

#116 Jun 11, 2014
I got the call myself and they said I had a $700 credit for time share thing I did in vegas which I did do. so I let him do his little speech and it sounded great and I bought it and it was legit I used the vacation in florida already the onlything is you have to sit in a 90 minute seminar about there time share. now I just scheduled a trip back to vegas with them and I leave in 3 months and I only had to pay taxes for florida and for the vegas trip. also received a free cruise for sitting in seminar and got a trip to Hawaii for 300.
RAJ

San Jose, CA

#117 Jun 20, 2014
Hi, so you purchased? and have you been able to take the vacation, HAS ANYONE BEEN ABLE TO ACTUALLY TAKE THE VACATION? i am concerned because also at the last second the price kept getting reduced, and reduced and THEN i was informed about hotel taxes were additional and THEN there were of course additional port charges up to $179.00.... all this is still a wonderful price.... i was next expecting someone to promise to pay for my time off of work, all these promises!!! has anyone experienced USING this fabulous deal???????
RAJ

San Jose, CA

#118 Jun 20, 2014
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU everyone for posting. So basic rule of thumb prevails, if it's too good to be true, ...it is. Meaning I trusted my gut, did NOT give a credit card number, explained what a foolish move that would be especially if there was no number for me to call and verify. So, yeah, I'm a dreamer, but fortunately, not a fool, Happy travels everyone.
Steve

Lansing, MI

#119 Jun 24, 2014
As others have said, sounds like a scam. Said he was from Travel Options and had a good deal for me. I told him I was on the" National Do Not Call List" and if they called again I was going to report them. He then said there was no such thing as the "National Do Not Call List". I then said I was going to report them and then I hung up.
Whereas I think the "National Do Not Call List" is a joke in itself, these jokers will continue to change their number and continue to harass people.
Do not do it

Alexandria, VA

#120 Jul 12, 2014
Well today I received a call saying I had a credit and because I was not trying to pay any money today. The male I spoke to was rude and hung up the phone on me. It is a scam and it is so funny how they posted fake reviews saying they are not so folks can buy into the hype. If they call you just hang up because it is a waste of time.
Johnathan

Pompano Beach, FL

#121 Jul 14, 2014
vicki wrote:
So is it a scam or not?
No bro its not scam of course they need a credit card it's a promotional deal which means you can't get the same price whenever you want if they could the only reason you have a credit is because you took a tour or have or had a timeshare . If it was a scam how could they know exact date of the tour exact address ??? Some people are just to closed minded that's why there stuck in the same job doing the same thing . You got to try for yourself everything they say is true . You get the package in 7 to 14 days and your protected by your credit card .. everybody that says it's a.scam because you have to make a decision now uh high it's a promotion of course you need to make a decision now !
Johnathan

Pompano Beach, FL

#122 Jul 14, 2014
Ljb wrote:
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.
Smh it's computer generated. They asked if you were married because there's a qualification.for the tour if you don't qualify you can't travel
Johnathan

Pompano Beach, FL

#123 Jul 14, 2014
EX- EMPLOYEE wrote:
THIS GUY WAYNE IS THE MAIN GUY HES THE BIGGEST JOKER WANNABE TOUGH GUY MANAGER BEHIND ALL THE REPS LEING.THE ADDRESS IS 950 N DIXIE HWY POMPANO BEACH FLA 33020 GO CHECK IT OUT ALSO GO TO THE BACK ROOM YOULL FIND CREDIT CARDS LAYING AROUND. <quoted text>
Lol sound like you got fired bro lol
Johnathan

Pompano Beach, FL

#124 Jul 14, 2014
Kelly wrote:
Is it true what someone posted that you must go on all trips before the cruise is awarded? I was not told this when I booked. I specifically asked if I could go on one trip and get the cruise, and the MANAGER said yes and it was then "recorded" confirming this.
<quoted text>
Not a scam take the trip you will have fun people are.mad because they call to much so what. That's the job they do I took the trip and I had fun the accommodations are okay Mexico is the best but other then that there's no problem and no first tour you receive the cruise vouchers some of these people are employees that got fired
Johnathan

Pompano Beach, FL

#125 Jul 14, 2014
Not a scam your.saying it's a scam but didn't purchase lol that's like saying buffalo wings are nasty but you only eat spicy and never tried it smh
Pennsylvania

Bethlehem, PA

#126 Jul 23, 2014
I got the same pitch about the free vacation and cruise, and wanted to research the offer, company, discuss with my wife, etc., which was a no go. Hung up, this is purely unprofessional and no one should submit to this type of phone call pressure to "win" a vacation. Not worth the 3-4 minutes of time and I hope that someone from this company reads this post.
Craig Metzer

Troy, MI

#127 Aug 7, 2014
I fell for this scam. This is bait and switch! I was told I'd be staying at a 5 start resort in Cocoa and get a free cruise on Norwegian . Not true!! I stayed at the equivalent of a Motel 6 - very old but on the beach. I could have purchased this stay outright for what I paid for this "package". I had to take a tour of the 5 star resort. The cruise was not free. Everything is a pain. You have to fax in your dates and then see if they're available - no you can't call and dialog with anyone or look at a schedule of availability. The same goes for the cruise. I was also told I'd be staying at a 5 star resort at Myrtle .... no ... several blocks from the beach and old. The cruise was with Carnival and cost $358 for bunk bed rooms. You can buy the same package at a discount on-line for the same price. Upgrades are comprable to what you'd pay for them anywhere on-line as well.

To sum it up. You pay the same price as you would if you bought the packages from a discount place, but you pay in advance so you loose your leverage to negotiate (you already paid them, so play by their riles or go away) and you only get what they have available.

Stay Away! This is typical Florida business. If their lips are moving - they're lying. And don't let the salesman at the resort give you that "I do apologize for what they told you,... that never happened before ... blah, blah" They hear this from everyone. It's how the game is played there. Florida is the land of hucksters. It's always bait and switch unless you're dealing with a reputable company like Disney.
Look

Pompano Beach, FL

#128 Aug 16, 2014
Actually I work for this company. It is NOT a scam. if you attend a time share tour some where via las Vegas or Orlando you get a travel credit. Some time share owners and ppl with expired packages the same credit to travel on. The paperwork is actually in the brochures you receive at the end of the tour. You have 30 days to activate. If u do not its our job to inform you that your credit is about to expire out of the system which is why we do it over the phone because once you say yes or no the credit is gone. If we keep calling just ask to be taken off the list and put on the do not call. Otherwise we try to contact you again. Its all computer generated but very real. I hope that helps &#9786;

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