Travel Clubs: A Trip to the Poorhouse?

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Travel clubs are supposed to be a popular way to take a vacation and save money. But at what risks?

Elaine and John Chubbuck thought they were about to enjoy some of their golden years by seeing the world. They decided to join a travel club to save money.

“Unlimited number of trips. They said if you have the time and inclination we have the offers for you.”
-Elaine & John Chubbuck

But after a $7,000 membership fee, the only trip they took was to disappointment city…

“We got absolutely zero benefit from the membership that we had there.”
-John Chubbuck

“Travel club scams have been around for many many years and it’s something that people have to be very cautious with.”
-Michael Galvin, Better Business Bureau

Travel clubs are supposed to offer discounted rates for vacations. But some simply hit the road with their member’s money. Many others aren’t worth the price.

“By the time you add up the discount price and all the amenities that are added on plus the amount of money that you have paid to be a member of the travel club, you would have been better off going on the internet and finding discounts on your own.”
-Michael Galvin, Better Business Bureau

“We thought we did everything that should be done and look what happened to us.”
-Elaine Chubbuck

Bottom line? When it comes to travel clubs, be careful. Check the Better Business Bureau and your local consumer protection agency. Otherwise you could be sending your savings on a one-way trip.

Stacy Johnson

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