This relates to the following companies: Vacation Travel Club (Key Largo), Alamo Getaways (San Antonio), and PTS Travel (Tampa).
Before you sign up for a seminar with gifts, here is what you should know: The travel club costs $8,995 for a one time fee, plus a $395 one time membership fee, plus $199 per year. You can get a lesser program for $4,995.
They draw you in with a free travel promotion - airfare anywhere in the continental US and two nights hotel. On the phone they tell you there are no restrictions.
Here is the truth: (1) They do not have the certificates available after the presentation - you have to hound them to get the certificate, (2) the certificate has a full page of terms and conditions, most of which are restr1ctions and costs for the free travel, (3) You must pay $4.95 to register the certificate before anyone will talk to you, (4) Hotel check in must be on a Monday or Tuesday, (5) Travel cannot be within 7 days of a holiday, (6) You must provide 90 days notice to the travel company, (7) Travel is subject to the travel company's package availability, (8) The travel company can offer you an alternate date or destination, (9) There is a registration activation fee of $100.00, (10) You are responsible for all applicable fees and taxes - I'm sure these will also be substantial.