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Although there are many reputable timeshare companies, ABC News’ 20/20 program maintains that the Royal Holiday Vacation Club is one program you should steer clear of. This company was given the lowest rating possible by the Better Business Bureau: an F. While they claim not to engage in high-pressure sales tactics, the 20/20 reporting team found that this was an outright lie. They were offered special incentives, misled about the quality of rooms that were available, and even told that they would receive all their money back within 30 years due to an investment scheme.

The system works by charging you an up-front joining fee of $16,000, and then a monthly fee on top of that. In return for your money, you’re supposed to get access to timeshare offers in exotic locales that let you live like royalty (hence the name, Royal Holiday). What you actually get, according to most of the complaints the BBB has received against this company, is hassle about paying your monthly dues and lots of notifications that the times and locations you’ve chosen for your vacation are full up, regardless of where it is or how far ahead you’ve booked.

In theory, the money that you send them gives you access to “points,” which can be used to book those elusive holiday deals. In practice, the small print means that if you don’t keep up on your monthly “maintenance” fees, you will lose all your points, even the ones from your initial investment. It’s also difficult, if not impossible, to get yourself removed from the contract. Although Royal Holiday Vacation Club may say otherwise, many users agree that this is one holiday experience you’re better off avoiding.

General Information

website: royal-holiday.com/en/us
email: commentsquality@royal-holiday.com
twitter: @royalholidayen
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phone: 1-866-287-8214
fax: 1-800-961-1810

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Complaint History

Ripoff Report: Yes
Pissed Consumer: Yes
Complaints Board: Yes

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