WorldVentures: Opinions, Experience, Feedback?

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    After I flew back in tonight, my always-happy-to-pick-me-up-at-the-airport parents were telling me about a meeting they had with their neighbor about a travel program. They called it World Traveler but through my searching I think they meant WorldVentures, a group travel program where people pay membership fees to get discounted flights and dream vacations.

    Has anyone ever heard of this program, used it, or can offer the good/bad/ugly? They are interested but I told them to hold off parting with any cash until I can research it and get some feedback. From what they explained, you spend $200 up front and $55 per month to be in this program. Eventually you can spend the money you put into it off of a future trip, or you can stop paying the fees if you sign up people under you. Sounds like a basic MLM but thought I would ask here in case someone can enlighten me (and them).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. it's not for me they have a funny awful idea of what a special trip is.
     
  3. Zomby Woof

    Zomby Woof Silver Member

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    Seems like you have to join to see the trips and prices and reward schedule.
     
  4. iolaire
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    iolaire Gold Member

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    Good information here, number four results on Google, sounds like your typical MLM scheme:
    http://twenty-somethingtravel.com/2013/07/worldventures-this-is-not-the-way-to-travel-the-world/

    •According to WorldVentures official documents, “73.7 percent of reps fail to earn a commission and only .1 percent earn a yearly income above the poverty level. The average rep earns $325 in a year. That doesn’t account for the price of joining or the cost of training events.” According to this study, 99% of WorldVentures associates actually LOSE money.

    Here is a "real" publication with data:
    http://observer.com/2012/08/do-the-...ramid-power-to-become-the-new-amway/?show=all
     
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  5. newbluesea
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    newbluesea Gold Member

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    Its pretty sad when educated people cannot recognize a pyramid scheme even if it hits them in the face.
     
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  6. MSYgirl

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    Thank you for the replies and links.
     

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