While on vacation in Savannah GA we attended a presentation for Vacation Destinations, LLC. The presentation appeared promising and we were interested. The presenter offered to give us a free 3 day cruise as an incentive to purchase the package consisting of highly discounted condo packages and Cruise packages. Thinking the program was real we took the incentive and paid $1995.00 for the program. All was fine until we tried to book the free cruise.
The telephone number we were suppose to call knew nothing of the arrangement, we were informed that we were required to pay a $75.00 booking fee to go forward. I immediately called the Vacation Destinations office to find out what was up and spoke to a Mr. William Stemson who informed me that the information given concerning a free cruise was not correct and offered $300.00 towards reimbursement for our trouble as well. He spoke to us about booking a cruise and we immediately spoke to a booking agent who gave us a list of cruises and their costs.
The prices quoted were the very same prices I could have gotten online from the particular cruise line with no discount. This was the main reason for purchasing the plan for the discounts promised. I again called Mr. Stemson, who I might add, is very evasive and hard to get a hold of. Finally he made a offer that he later denied, and this is the reason for this filing. This is a bait and switch scheme that needs to be stopped. I have contacted my lawyer as well as the Attorney General offices in South Carolina and Georgia to get this group stopped. Beware this group is a total fraud.
Additionally, I have been told that this group is not listed as an LLC in South Carolina, and has other names under the same presentation. Beware before getting taken in. They cannot provide what they say they can.