• Report: #483380

Complaint Review: Global Vacations

  • Submitted: Fri, August 21, 2009
  • Updated: Mon, September 28, 2009

  • Reported By: Mike — Smithsburg Maryland USA
Global Vacations
8500 Leesburg Pike Vienna, Virginia United States of America

Global Vacations - Global Holidays - Global Vacation Network High Pressure Tactics, Non-Delivery of Promised Gifts Vienna Virginia

*Consumer Comment: Clearing the fog

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I went to this place to see about the travel club info they had - knowing it would be an attempt to sell me something.  They promised gifts and a gift card $50 for Saturday or $100 for Friday visit after done to be given out, purchase or not.

After saying no, they grew angry and condescending, and said that they were "out" of gift cards that their FedEx package didn't come in.  They gave me a business card with promise to send out when it came in, and put that w/signature on the back of the card.  Needless to say, a week later and no card.  Won't answer calls, alternate phone mailbox full (obviously of other complainers) and home number given false.

DO NOT do business with GLOBAL VACATIONS aka Global Holidays, Global Vacation Networks or anything like them.  What a bunch of slicksters...am truly glad I didn't give them anything more than my time.


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#1 Consumer Comment

Clearing the fog

AUTHOR: PHOTO4 - (USA)

The product is 100% legitimate. I've been a member of this company for over 9 years and have taken over a dozen vacations with the network. I've also been an employee for over 4 years. Here are both sides of the story, consumer and employee. As a Global member, the benefits are great. As an employee I'm paid very well. Keep reading to find out more accurate information for those who want the truth about Global Connections, Inc., a leader in the travel club industry. Global Connections, Inc. (GCI) headquartered in Overland Park, KS., has nearly 30 distributing offices throughout the country including Global Vacation Network (GVN) and Global Discovery Vacation (GDV). GCI is not a timeshare, but a licensed and bonded Full Service Travel Agency that owns a large number of its own properties. GCI is a member in good standing with the following industry agencies: VRMA (Vacation Rental Management Association), ARDA (American Resorts and Development Association), CARE (Cooperative Assocation of Resort Exchange), CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association), ARC (Airline Report Corporation) just to name a few. For more information, check out their new web page: https://www.globaldiscoveryvacations.com/tLogin.aspx


 GCI is a great company, but not a perfect company. Companies are not perfect because people are not perfect and companies are comprised of the people who run them. A recent article in Resort Trades magazine reported "50% of respondents said they had no preference between a legacy and low-fair air carrier. Consumers care more about the price of the air ticket than the carrier. Translate this to the timeshare industry and it becomes obvious that price is what matters. If a consumer can purchase a timeshare from the developer for $20,000 or a similar product on the resale market for $5000 or $6,000... Why wouldn't they?" This is the Global way. As a consumer, my wife and I paid around $5,000 for a lifetime membership. As a consumer, we are 97% completely satisfied. Our last vacation was to Panama City Beach, FL where we stayed at the beautiful Wyndham Emerald Beach Resort & Spa in a 2 bdrm / 2 bath ocean front condo. Follow the link to see our accommodations: http://www.wyndham.com/hotels/PFNHT/main.wnt?cha=


Our total cost for 8 day/7 night stay was less than $100 for the entire week. We pay a nominal, "optional" renewal fee once a year that entitles us to a set number of weeks of vacation at less than $100 each. We spent our 5th anniversary in December 2008 at Globals exclusively owned White Oaks Resort & Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN where we stayed in a two bedroom state of the art cabin. The follow link gives you a video presentation of the resort. http://www.whiteoaklodgeandresort.com/great-taste-video.asp


Do the math and you'll quickly recognize Global Connections, Inc. is a great vacation investment.

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