Last night I attended a 90 minute vacation fulfillment presentation by LOR Holdings, San Diego.
On Ripoff Report (below) I found a similar company with the exact same pitchDifferent outfits? I doubt it!
JD&T Enterprises - TRAVEL TO GO Mega-Ripoff "VIP Membership" in Travel To Go vacation club with LIES and FALSE PROMISES San Diego California
AUTHOR: Paula - Medford (U.S.A.)
Submitted: Saturday, March 24, 2007
Last Posting: Sunday, March 25, 2007
Reported By: Cranston Rhode Island
"This is not a time share." "This is different from other travel discount packages." Basically, they claim to be the nation's largest wholesaler of all kinds of travel - cruises (30-70% EVERY KIND OF CRUISE), deluxe beachfront condos, Paris hotels, anything you can think of - and named a number of blue chip companies for which they claimed to be the "corporate travel agent."
They said if you buy travel packages through AAA and other discount agencies you are really buying from Travel To Go at a markup. That they could offer tremendous savings for VIP members because of their huge bulk discount purchasing power. For a steep membership fee ($8995 starting price) plus $399 "registration fee" plus $199 "annual fee" you would get these fantastic discounts in 4- and 5-star travel for a lifetime. You could share these discounts with family and friends! Will them to your heirs!
So I got home hours later, and started to have buyers remorse and some alarm about my $$$. I looked Travel To Go up on the web and found that the Better Business Bureau of San Diego had kicked them out for bad business practices.
I called some of the blue chip companies, and AAA concerning Travel To Go being their travel wholesaler - none of these companies had even heard of Travel To Go, never mind having them as corporate travel agent or any other official relationship whatsoever.
I did research and found the deep cruise discounts are a LIE, at least on the cruises I would want to go on. Maybe there is some good discount somewhere, but I found comparable prices on Travelocity and other websites.
I don't know about the supposed 5-star condos; another user of Ripoffreport.com complained that they were a lie too, with rundown older properties not the deluxe beachfront condos promised. I wasn't really interested in condos so cannot tell you myself. But the cruises and slippery promises and lies about their other "member benefits" really had me worried.
Further research proved that most of their so-called deep discounts were either available elsewhere with no membership fees, or were only available at the very last minute when you would have to pay a fortune in airfare to get there. In other words, the whole thing was an expensive scam.
So it appears that there are any number of local entities in various places all selling memberships in Travel To Go based on essentially the same scripted presentation and probably using the same beautifully-crafted PowerPoint presentation. The local names of companies and individuals may be different, but the common scheme and plan is the same -- and the same questionable characters seem to be attracted into this web over and over again.
Two words for you if you get one of these phone calls: HANG UP
SAME identical presentation, SOooooo they must be related somehowI would imagine????