DO NOT Waist your money on this company’s services!!!
The free travel vouchers are no good and they are expired when they mail them to you! You can find better deals by looking on bookit.com and contacting property’s direct. I submitted for the cruise voucher after I joined and the respond back was I will hear something in 7-14 days. It has been 15 days and I have heard nothing. I paid 4K for this service and feel like I was scammed. Save your money and do not give this company a penny..
After a slick and convincing sales presentation my wife and I joined the club in December of 2016. We paid $5,000 as a deal. We were sold on being able to travel “anywhere” in the world for between $499 and $699 per week. Two and one half months ago I requested condos in London. I was told it would take up to two weeks for them to locate inventory. As I never heard back I was forced to go to Air B and B to make reservations.
Today now 75 days later I was informed that the plan doesn’t cover metropolitan areas. Who travels to podunk towns when traveling to international destinations? Their cost was $5,000 for 2 weeks in London. Air B and B was $2,200 for a London area sleeping 12 people. I feel sick, conned and vamboozled. Stay away from their presentations. I will seek remedy! I had to put one too many stars…..
I discovered Pulaski some time ago while at a Travel Expo Show. I was offered a trip if I came to a presentation with no obligations. Like other companies at the show they offer a membership for a price and if you decide to accept you become a travel agent through them. While it seemed pricey I could see the benefits since I love to travel. I did get my free trip to Vegas which included Air, Hotel u0026 some meals.
Pulaski provides training both online and in person. They are connected with other travel professional organizations. To get your money back you need to be active ,,, proactive…
I have taken advantage of several of the Condominium offers around California at greatly reduced prices. I’ve also taken several cruises and have begun to sell cruises to friends and family at great prices. I have qualified for a free with the training courses I have taken. I am in process of earning another free cruise!
So if you have the time and energy you should sign up. Yes it costs but you will make back your money and then some if you put in the work. It’s fun being a travel agent. Pulaski has many benefits and a great system to help train and support you.
Run away, run far away. Otherwise you might actually fall for the
Slick salesmanship of some of the real professional sales people that work here. None of them are Travel Agents, none of them know the first thing about the product. They are strictly slick sales people. I wasn’t born last night and consider myself pretty savvy so I had no interest in Condo time shares. What hooked me was the travel benefits because I’m a born traveler. I know you don’t get anything for free and there are some ways you can get some legitimate benefits from buying into this program. However, it’s only worthwhile if you are selling cruises like they were overpriced mortgages in 2007, you know ,10 or more a week. My chief complaint is that ALL the perks they sold me to get me to upgrade my membership were and are absolutely worthless. The biggest attraction for me was the weeks free hotel stay in Europe every year. In nice 4 star equivalent hotels, 6 days free. Every year. I love to travel in Europe, that perk was a deal clincher for me. They said I could break the days up and stay 0ne day here, two days there, etc., and the only “catch” was that I had to pay for breakfast and dinner at the hotel each day I stayed there even if I didn’t eat there. No problem, I thought. Hah! This year is year two after the upgrade and the first year I would be traveling to Europe. I picked out a hotel close to my destination and made the tentative reservation asking for the voucher for a 4 night stay. I got confirmation which included the rate for the daily breakfast and dinner price which is 44 GBP(British pounds) or about $54.23 per person and there would be two of us in the room so that would be $108.24 a day. For a “free” room! To make matters worse, I looked this hotel up on Hotels.com and I could book that same room for the same 4 days for $74 a night with no requirement to pay for breakfast and dinner as well. Reviews for the hotel itself were good but for the hotel food the reviews were terrible! If the food reviews had been fabulous I wouldn’t have been so insulted perhaps . I could go on about a cruise that was part of the perk of the upgrade and well, if you read the other reviews you get the value of the cruise..Then there were hotel vouchers which verbally sounded like this “How would you like to get away fora week end in a nice 4 star hotel in some place like Monterey, Carmel. San Diego, doesn’t have to be far.. and just relax.. enjoy the luxury on us? Doesn’t that sound good. We’re going to give you three vouchers to be used in the one of these luxury hotel properties, no blackout dates, use them any time you want just remember there has to be rooms available at the hotel and as long as there are…You get three of those, doesn’t that sound great?” In reality it’s nothing more than Condo Tickets and Tours Office calling a hotel in the area you request and trying to get you the best discounted rate for a Travel Agency discount up to 70 percent. The 70 percent isn’t guaranteed though, they may only be able to get you a 30 percent discount. Well heck, I do that all the time all by myself no voucher needed. When travel agents discount doesn’t work I’ve tried Priceline.com and been just as successful. Those “hotel voucher perks”? WORTHLESS,!!!!!!! Of course I didn’t know this at the time I upgraded and paid an embarrassing several thousand dollars. As a “travel agent through Pulaski Tickets and Tours” I have access to the company website to book flights, hotels, car rentals for myself or clients. I have to tell you, I have NEVER found a competitive, advantageous fare or rate for myself or a client using Pulaski’s website. I prefer several other sites and usually go directly to the Airline if it’s airfare, after I’ve searched for some cheap fares on maybe Kayak or Priceline though I probably wouldn’t book through them. The only thing I’ve ever gotten any value from Pulaski is their cruise sales and frankly I could have done equally as well without them maybe better but I wanted the commission which was tiny in comparison to what I have paid for membership. Even the condo rentals aren’t that great because you have to rent them for a week that starts on their schedule and it’s not flexible. I don’t live my life that way so it never works out for me. Every perk has turned out to be a JERK into reality – as one other reviewer said, “Nothing is Free” and it’s certainly true when it comes to Pulaski Or Condo Tickets and Tours. There are NO FREE TRIPS, NO FREE CRUISES, NO FREE WEEK HOTEL STAYS IN EUROPE, NO FREE HOTEL VOUCHERS,! Everything they sell you can get on your own for much less, believe me! From someone who drank the koolaid and nearly choked on it! I can show or teach you how to do or get almost everything they offer for much much LESS in most cases with no membership cost, no enrollment, no contract. Truth will set you free!
This company lies when they use the word “gift”. u00a0Do not bother with the presentations. u00a0(If a company lies to get people to sign up – they can lie about the entire program.) u00a0The Carnival Cruise is NOT a gift – you pay for it. u00a0The “Discount Dollars” of $100 are just like the coupons that come in the mail. u00a0It is an entertaining presentation – but this is a slimy company who uses trickery to get people sucked in. u00a0If a program is truly good – you don’ have to use tricks to sell it. At the meeting you will be asked to join for $8000!! Just use Kayak.com or travel apps on your phone, AirBnB, VRBO.com, go straight to Carnival and click on their deals.
Shame on Condominium Travel Club and Pulaski Tickets and Tours. DO NOT TRUST THEM.
The below was copied from the “Gift” website after I registered my “gift certificate”:
Q – Is my Cruise Free?
A – No. It will cost you $174 to $233 per person. Your cruise is for 3-5 days during the off peak season according to your Award Certificate. Pricing is dependent on the length of cruise you choose and the Port of departure. Government taxes, fees, Port expenses and non-commissionable fees range from $174 to $233 per person We do not control those prices. The Cruise line and Government Agencies set those prices. Prices above are based on double occupancy.
Q – Can I travel anytime?
A – No. If you want the prices quoted on the Award Certificate ( $174 – $233 per person ) you must travel off peak. Off Peak is September, October, November or December and excludes holiday weeks as described on your certificate. Any other time is peak season and is quoted at our ‘promotional pricing’.
Q – What kind of cabin do I get?
A – You get an entry Level 1A cabin. Typically, 1A cabins have bunk beds.
Q – Can I upgrade to other cabins?
A – Of Course! You can upgrade to ANY cabin at our ‘Promotional Pricing’. Upgrade Pricing is guaranteed to be lower than the cruise line pricing at time of booking. It is not simply the difference between what the Government charges for Taxes and Port fees on 1A cabins minus the price of whichever category you choose.
This is the place I won a vacation from; it’s a service that gives you deep discounts on future vacation planning. The thing about it; it’s good for folks with loads of free time and loads of disposable income. None of which this family has. I recommend it for my friends who are constantly traveling and can spend $5,000 and more a year on vacations.
The buy in was announced as: $8,088 and then $199 per year. No other maintenance fees. The deep discounts were somewhat phenomenal. Def worth it for super heavy travelers but not for two week a year travelers.
Be ready to stand firm, they will lower the buy in amount, and I actually enjoyed “toying” with the salesperson. I totally pissed him off, and he blew his top. It was awesome!!!!
He started off by asking us some lame question to get to see if we responded, and started “planning” our trip, by saying “yes” right away. I responded by saying: “too much a decision, I always take 24 hours to make that tough of a decision. (sarcasm)…He then rephrased the question, and even asked my wife, and she refused to respond too. It was awesome, thank you honey!!!
He then took off, to grab a binder full of forms, funny, why didn’t he just arrive with it? Bad move, he just lost us. My wife quickly asked me: can I go now to check on the kids? (they told us on the phone, not to bring our kids, and under 12 would not be allowed inside, comeplete Bullshit, nobody said a damn thing to us). OHH, did I forget to mention, she works graveyard, and had about 1 hour sleep so far. She was actually falling asleep during the initial presentation. She could barely keep her eyes open. We have no support system, no grandparents, and anyway, this was a Thursday afternoon, nobody to watch the kids.
Mr. Snarky Salesperson returned: ohh,where is (states her name) did she go to the restroom? Me: uhh, no, she is checking on something. Him: okay, we’ll wait until she comes back. Me: uhh, she isn’t planning to. “Huh, she has to, you signed paperwork, that both of you would be here.. Me: well, she ain’t coming back, sir. Him: (stern voice) “SIR….” Me: (micking him, in same tone, and nodding my head mockinly) “SIR…..” Him: storming off: I’m going to get a boss…ME: (shouting) Go get a boss!!!
To be honest, I wouldn’t have gotten so tough, so quickly, if he hadn’t gotten so angry and defensive, so quickly, about my wife not returning. I just micked his behavior and tone, and didn’t back down.
Let’s just say, I didn’t end up buying the plan. I loved it! It was payback for all the high pressure bull shit I’ve ever gotten. It felt so glorious!!!!
I finally got a receptionist to get my voucher, but after reading the complete BS scam reviews on this site, I’ll probably end up not using it, I’m sure. My only question, why did so many of you go for the Hawaiian vacation, who wants to spend less than 3 days in paradise? Sorry, that was greedy in my opinion. I would have been happy with the Santa Cruz or Six Flags package. Even the So. Cali trip seems too much for 3 days.
I do recommend this for a very select few. Not for everyone. Great for well off retirees. Other than that, save your scheckels for retirement.
They say its NOT a time share then they sit you down for hours selling you what they call “Travel Agents discounts”. You pay 8k for the supposed licence that makes you a travel agent.
As a licensed agent you get :
1) to book free vacations on the resorts, so they can train you how to sell their product.
2) heavily discounted travel and hotel for you and immidiate family.
3) wait for it… TIME SHARE POINTS!!!
We bought into it… so stupid!
After the first month we tried several times to get the discounted airfair and hotel but they couldnt even beat prices already listed online. We NEVER recieved any information on free vacation training stays as promised. And finally we never recieved anything on timeshares… we weren’t even taught how to find or use the points once they magically appeared.
Realizing this was a scam we tried to cancel our membership or employment or what ever the heck it is and found it impossible. They said no refund and threatened court if we stopped paying. Finally we had to put a stop payment on this extortion and sure enough it damaged our credit.
This is an aweful scam built to sucker and bully people dreaming of being able to visit places they normally wouldnt be able to afford.
Oh yeah, that 8k they said their offer is worth… we got them to drop it down to less than 2k (after saying a dozen times we weren’t interested.) And they still dinged our credit for almost 5k.
We signed up for the free vacation drawing, which we were offered exactly as described, and we did attend a presentation. Although at the time we were not familiar with staying in condos when vacationing, it seemed a great way to go and we enrolled. However, I want to make it clear that The Condominium Travel Club, via Pulaski, offers so much more than that!
Since we joined and attended loads of excellent free training classes, we are now able to book our own travels and receive discounts that are not available on the typical internet travel websites. When we book travel for others, we are paid a travel agent commission, via Pulaski. We took great advantage of that on our trip to London and Morocco.
Pulaski / Condo Travel Club staff are skilled and always there to help. The Condominium Travel Club definitely is not a timeshare but does offer a way to stay at timeshares at often very special rates. We have taken advantage of the fabulous offers. as often as we can.
We are very appreciative of all that Pulaski offers and glad we attended the seminar and paid full attention.
Ok, totally awesome story I have to share:
I work at a restaurant in San Francisco. Some customers presented a gift card from Pulaski Tickets and Tours as part of their payment. Randomly curious and bored, I decided to google the company and found all of these horrific reviews and could not stop reading. Best part: the gift card was declined and she was all “I’m going to have to check into that.” Good luck with that lady! LOL
Just remember the old adage, “If you think it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” There’s no free lunch. I, too, have also received calls and flyers like this in the past. I just tell them that I am a long time travel agent and they hang up immediately. They know not to mess with REAL travel agents.
Yes, everyone, experienced travel agents still exist and they can give you the best valued vacation for your money. You don’t have to pay thousands of dollars to join a club! Just Google travel agents in your area, call some of them up, find one that you like and start working with with him/her. It’s pretty simple.
We attended their sales event and decided not to purchase but we were given a promotional cruise. This cruise was supposed to be free with the exception of taxes and port fees. On June 16 2016 We chose 3 dates in September and October 2016. July 12, 2016 we were quoted these prices for a carnival 4 day cruise from LA to Mexico
9/12/16 – Carnival Inspiration – 4 Night Baja Mexico round trip Los Angeles CA
– 1A – Inside cabin with upper/lower bunk beds – Sold out
– 4B – Inside cabin with 1 king or 2 twin beds – $304.44 per person
10/9/16 – Carnival Imagination – 4 Night Baja Mexico round trip Los Angeles CA
– 1A – Inside cabin with upper/lower bunk beds – $190.09 per person (Taxes, port expenses, any/all fees rate)
– 4B – Inside cabin with 1 king or 2 twin beds – $258.99 per person
10/16/16 – Carnival Imagination – 4 Night Baja Mexico round trip Los Angeles CA
– 1A – Inside cabin with upper/lower bunk beds – $190.09 per person (Taxes, port expenses, any/all fees rate)
– 4B – Inside cabin with 1 king or 2 twin beds – $277.69 per person
The prices seemed a bit steep especially since I had just gone on this same cruise in February and paid about 150 in taxes and port fees per person. The above quoted prices are per person not total. I priced the same cruises on Carnival.Com and the port fees and taxes were 177.28 per person . The total cruise would have been about 300 per person so in reality this is not a promotional cruise. On July 13 I emailed Ashley Rice asking for an explanation of the prices (I know the cruise lines have dates that are more expensive but I also know that September and October are not those months) I did not get a reply of explanation then I emailed again July 20th and again no explanation. called and was placed on hold then hung up on and I had received a call from Ashley but I missed the call so I called back and I did not get an answer. I let a message and no return phone call. I have called on extension 202 and 123 and there is never an answer .
Yea, not thanks! Incase they are calling you or you want to OptOut…Here is the fine print instructions they have on thier site
Entrants may opt out of the drawing by phone contact or by sending an email to OPTOUT @ mygtn.com with your TELEPHONE # and the words “Take me off your list” in the email subject line. We can not remove your phone # unless you include it in the subject line so we can identify the phone number you want removed. Optout requests may also be made at any time verbally during the phone contact process. OPTOUT options take approximately 30 days to take effect and comply with National DNC rules.
o.k. i got this offer and made an appointment, but haven’t gone yet. I tried to find out over the call what the limitations on the 2 free airline tickets to Hawaii would be. I was given limited info over the phone, so I did a Yelp search and thankfully found these reviews. My husband and I thought we could jump through all the hoops and get the “free” vacation in Hawaii, but it looks like there are too many hoops, and not enough value. Here is a link to the fine print on the airline tickets:
My take is CTC (current name) is not as bad as some, but it’s basically the same deal, there are no free lunches.
Unfortunately, my husband and I were roped into attending the Pulaski sales presentation at their office in Concord. We thought of it as any other time share presentation…attend, don’t purchase a thing, stay strong, walk out the door without purchasing, take your freebies, and go. WIth the “vacation of a lifetime” bait, we thought…what’s the harm of sitting through two hours of a pitch to gain a free trip to the likes of Domenican Republic, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo, or Cancun?
After listening to the sales pitch, one of the dead giveaway “scam factors” was when they said it was a $7,000 initiation fee that they “absolutely do not budge on”…after we declined the offer, that “non budging” fee mysteriously went down to $5k, then $4k, etc…until ultimately it was $1,200 and things like “free cruises” were being thrown in. Hmmm, so soon to go back on your word Pulaski?
Anyway, we held strong and walked out the door without purchasing. At the time, it didn’t seem like the right “travel club” for us; but, based on the presentation, we could see where it might be valuable for very active travelers, who like to stay in condos, and are able to leave on short notice to take advantage of last minute deals. That would be the assumption, if you could trust anything they say…which I’m pretty sure you can’t. The reason I say this is that that “vacation of a lifetime
I had a couple of missed calls from some place in Oregon. I intentially do not answer unknown or out-of-the-area calls. They called back again, telling me they are based in Concord, local to me. This time they left a voice mail.
So I called back the number and I asked a lot of questions. They kept repeating “we’re not a time share and this is your gift completely”. As I asked more questions, finally I started to get some real answers: I must accept the “gift” within two days (seriously?) or they will offer “my” gift to another person. What the heck? I questioned her and said, “You just told me it was MY gift free and clear”. Apparently, a rushed decision is just the tip of the iceberg.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And to make a rushed decision, without any one else present? Who does that? And they I have to bring a credit card to “prove” I can pay for “incidentals”?
Don’t buy it.
Thank God for Yelp – a life saver again!
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