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This business telemarkets and recruits people to attend a sales presentation about vacation packages. They usually offer an incentive to attend the presentation. Incentives in the past have included cash giveaways, car giveaways, shopping spree certificates and vacation packages. There are requirements to qualify and all disclosures should be made known to you during the initial phone call.
Smartravel is a locally based sales agency exclusively selling TAN, Travel Advantage Network, packages. TAN's operations are based out of Millersville, Maryland. A separate report on Travel Advantage Network from the Baltimore BBB is available upon request or online at www.bbb.org. The local sales agent is involved with complaints, but is not an active participant in the process of fulfillment of premiums and vacation packages. The toll-free number for TAN, Travel Advantage Network is 1-800-223-0088.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for Smartravel, LLC include:
- 26 complaint(s) filed against business
Factors that raised the rating for Smartravel, LLC include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Response to 26 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
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|Problems with Product/Service||5|
|Total Closed Complaints||26|
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Type of Entity
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Business ManagementMr. David Wise, President Ms. Julie B. Heintz, Vice President
Alternate Business NamesSmart Travel Sunshine Vacations, LLC
According to company literature, each geographical region has its own prime season. For these high demand prime seasons there is an additional per night fee. Due to this the Network asks that the consumer be flexible in their choice of destination and dates for departure and arrival. When submitting a reservation request, there is an initial $99 processing fee. If you request more than one unit, you incur the $99 fee again. The vacations are booked on first come; first serve basis and it could take up to 45 days or more to receive verbal verification for a destination match. In addition it could take 4-6 weeks to receive written confirmation of your vacation. After verbally confirming, no changes to dates or destinations can be made. If written notification of cancellation is received 59 days in advance to the travel date, then your vacation week will be credited back to your account. If you must cancel and are not able to give 59 days written notice, then the credit is only received if the vacation can be rebooked. Regardless of when cancellation notice is received, reservation fees become non-refundable once the reservation is booked.
According to BBB files, David Wise is also the President of Sunshine Vacations, LLC located in Dublin, OH. A separate report on Sunshine Vacations is available from the Columbus, OH BBB upon request or online at www.bbb.org.