WorldVentures opens office in SA, encourages entrepreneurship

Group travel curator, WorldVentures has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa – their first on the African continent. Headquartered in Plano Texas, the company also has offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Ribbon-cutting for WorldVentures new office opening. From Left to right: John Keogh (Director of Compliance South Africa), Cassandra Devraj and Soojay Devraj ( International Marketing Directors), Kyle Lowe (Senior Vice President of Global Sales and International Expansion) and Kemble Morgan (General Manager Africa)
Ribbon-cutting for WorldVentures new office opening. From Left to right: John Keogh (Director of Compliance South Africa), Cassandra Devraj and Soojay Devraj ( International Marketing Directors), Kyle Lowe (Senior Vice President of Global Sales and International Expansion) and Kemble Morgan (General Manager Africa)

The office opening is significant as it communicates this US-based company’s commitment to grow their South African and African market providing earning potential and entrepreneurial opportunities that many South Africans are looking for.

Encouraging entrepreneurship, creating jobs

This comes at a time when South Africa’s unemployment rate is at approximately 5.6 million for the second quarter of 2016 (according to Statistics South Africa). “Through the innovative WorldVentures business model, we are able to encourage entrepreneurship and provide alternate revenue generating opportunities for people in need of extra money or for some, it could lead to a new career in the travel industry,” says Kyle Lowe, senior vice president of Global Sales and Business Development, WorldVentures.

The organisation prides itself on development, training, and mentorship which is often where other multi-level marketing companies fall short. “Our people are our business,” notes Lowe “and we understand and value the importance of developing, supporting and joining them on their business journeys”.

Echoes local WorldVentures general manager, Kemble Morgan, “A WorldVentures office in South Africa provides us with the structure and a platform to better provide our local independent representatives with the support, mentorship, and training that they require to build their respective businesses.”

A travel club

WorldVentures is a multi-level marketing company that invites people to purchase a DreamTrips vacation and lifestyle club membership. DreamTrips is a travel club community where members experience customized travel opportunities and valuable deals at selected restaurants, hotels, excursions and entertainment venues in destinations all over the world. DreamTrips vaunts over 6,500 different holiday destination packages in a year – all available for members to book online at members-only prices.

WorldVentures opens office in SA, encourages entrepreneurship

The premise of the company is built on members going on a DreamTrip holiday, enjoying the experience and then seeing the opportunity to sell the concept of the membership to others. Herein lies the business opportunity. For those who are passionate about the offering and embrace the entrepreneurial opportunity, they have established themselves within the organisation as independent representatives and spend their time building their own business platforms and increasing their monthly revenue.

The offices are based in Cresta Junction, opposite the Cresta Shopping Centre. The opening of the local offices was well attended by WorldVentures business partners, key media and some local celebrities including radio personality Bongani Nxumalo from Radio 2000 who not only MC-ed the event but is also, together with his wife Rejoice a WorldVentures Independent Representative.

The rise of the consumer

The director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry has recently published an invitation for the public to comment on the Draft Consumer Goods and Services Sector Code of Conduct.
The rise of the consumer
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The draft Code appears in the Government Gazette as Notice 850 on 3 October 2014. The Code is produced pursuant to the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act No. 68 of 2008 (CPA).

The Code is to bind all suppliers of goods in South Africa and to create a formal structure for the investigation of consumer complaints by a consumer ombud, which the Code refers to as the Consumer Goods and Service Ombud. In accordance with the provisions of the CPA, all participants in the industry to which to the Code applies must comply with the Code.

To this end, all products in the industry is referred to in the Code must meet the provisions not only of the CPA but also the Code. A list of the various economic sectors affected by the Code is produced in a schedule to the Code as Annexure B.

However, paragraph 4.2 of the Code does indicate that the particular services and goods to which the Code will apply are as follows (and includes the packaging of the goods): food, tobacco and beverages, pet food and pet products, electrical appliances, general merchandise, which includes tools, DIY, sports goods, home-care products, furniture, textiles, building material, hardware supplies, jewellery, cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances, LP gas, clothing and footwear apparel as well as toys and stationery.

Complaints-handling processes

Particular obligations are imposed upon participants in the above-mentioned industries to ensure that each of them establishes effective internal complaints-handling processes. Displaying of certain signage on trading premises, directing consumers to the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud and that the Code is available in the internal complaint handling procedure. In addition, all of a participant’s staff must be trained in the Code, how to deal with consumer complaints, how to resolve complaints, the recording of processes dealing with consumer complaints and the data collected must then be collated to indicate the participant’s ability to uphold the Code and ensure compliance with the provisions of the CPA.

The Code also intends to establish the Consumer Goods and Services Ombud and sets out the powers of the ombud as well as the ombud’s jurisdiction in respect of the types and nature of the complaints that the ombud may deal with in terms of the Code and the provisions of the CPA. All consumer complaints will be referred to the ombud before the matter proceeds to the National Consumer Commission and the ombud is empowered to facilitate a resolution of a complaint as between a consumer and a participant in the industries described in Annexure B to the Code.

The Code has important implications for participants in the industries identified in the Code in so far as compliance with the CPA is concerned as well as, arguably, good corporate governance.

Services excluded

For the moment, the Code does not apply to motor vehicles, banking and insurance, credit, travel club, education, competition law issues, broadcasting, debt counselling, debt collection, electricity, petroleum, estate agents, leasing, telecommunication services and complaints against the State.

Ultimately, the Code has as its primary objective, amongst those objectives set out in paragraph 2 of the Code, the following:
“The Participant within the Industry are [sic] required to pursue the objectives as set out in section 3 of the CPA, especially to:
2.4.1 reduce and ameliorate any disadvantages experienced by consumers in accessing the supply of any goods and services;
2.4.2 promote fair business practices;
2.4.3 protect consumers from:
2.4.3.1 unconscionable, unfair, unreasonable, unjust or otherwise improper trade practices; and
2.4.3.2 deceptive, misleading, unfair of fraudulent conduct.
2.4.4 Provide for a consistent, accessible and efficient system of consensual resolution of Disputes arising from consumer transactions.”

DreamTrips Vacation Club takes top honour World Travel Awards

DreamTrips Vacation Club was voted Europe’s Leading Travel Club for 2014 in the recent World Travel Awards.
DreamTrips Vacation Club takes top honour World Travel AwardsThe award, voted on by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, recognised DreamTrips’ outstanding service and product offerings.

“It’s an honour to be named a leader in the European travel industry and to be selected for this award by our peers,” WorldVentures co-founder and chief visionary officer Wayne Nugent said. “This outstanding accomplishment is a reflection of the high standards our entire team strives to maintain, especially our travel agency partner, Rovia, which aims to deliver excellence and unforgettable experiences to all of our members.”

Since 1993, World Travel Awards (WTA) has acknowledged and celebrated excellence across all sectors of the global tourism industry. Last year, DreamTrips was also named World’s Leading Travel Club at the 2013 WTA Grand Final. The Europe Gala Ceremony is the second stop on the annual Grand Tour which visited Dubai earlier this year and will include stops in Nigeria, Ecuador, India and Anguilla, before arriving in Morocco for the grand final in November.

Is World Ventures A Scam?

Independent World Ventures Marketing Director, Bill Ashton, offers cheap vacations to his customers. When I say cheap, I mean roughly $1-200 for a three day vacation which sounds utterly impossible. They also offer the opportunity to start your own home based travel business. This is all done through membership fees.

To join World Ventures you have to pay a one time fee of $200 and then a monthly fee of $39.00 per month. Basically, with your dues, the company purchases vacation packages in bulk and is able to offer them to you at a very low price. This is probably fairly good if you plan to take a lot of vacations in the same year. In one seminar, they noted that one member took a total of thirteen vacations in a single year.

That $39.00 per month will certainly keep the company going since each person in the organization is supposed to recruit six people who would also pay the $200 entry fee along with the $39.00 per month. It equals out to quite a bit of money as those six people will each recruit six more people which turn out build a nice steady residual income.

There are many websites out there that are dedicated to proving that World Ventures is a scam. The only real proof that has been uncovered is the fact that it has the APPEARANCE of a pyramid scheme. But members are not paid by recruiting people into the company, they are paid by selling travel club memberships only.

Furthermore, an internet search on this topic will reveal several forums where this is actually an ongoing debate. The funny thing is that all of the people who oppose World Ventures are people that have never become involved with it.

Since December of 2005 World Ventures has set out to provide outstanding vacation values that save people money and also help them make money at the same time with their own home based travel business.

A Critical Worldventures Review – Don’t Join Before You Read This!

Worldventures is a privately-owned, travel based company that markets it’s products through a network marketing model. The company started in December 2005 and is headquartered in Plano, TX. In 2009, Worldventures acquired Success University, another network marketing company selling online courses. Right now, Worldventures is operating in 11 countries including the US and the UK. In this article, I’ll give you a review of the Worldventures Opportunity while highlighting their products and comp plan. Before I start, I want to disclose that I’m not a Worldventures rep.

First, Let’s Go Over The Products

1. The first product that they offer is the Leisure Travel Consultant package. Now, what is the LTC package? As a Worldventures rep, you’re giving someone the chance to have their very own travel-booking-engine website. They can book their own travel on it, or they can get the word out to people they know to book their travel on their site. As travel gets booked on their website, they would earn a small commission.

2. The second product they market is the Dream Trips Membership. As a Worldventures rep, you can sell memberships and make a small commission every time you sell a membership. What is exactly is the Dream Trips Membership? In a nutshell, customers are buying into a “travel club” that allows them to leverage the buying power of tens of thousands of other members, giving them the opportunity to travel at discounted, wholesale prices.

Now Let’s Jump Into The Pay Plan

There are several ways to make money in Worldventures. Keep in mind, you have the ability to decide if you want to get paid a little… or a lot. It all depends on your efforts and your goals. Also, in this part of the article, I will explain the compensation plan only.

Here is a short explanation of the pay plan:

1. Direct Commissions – You can earn $20 for every new sale you personally make. This can be a Dreamtrips membership sale, a Leisure Travel Consultant package sale or both (2-for-1 combo). You can make an unlimited amount of sales and therefore generate an unlimited amount of $20 commissions.

2. Personal Sales Bonus – On top of the direct commissions, you can also earn a Personal Sales Bonus for every 6 personal sales you make. You can earn this bonus as many times as you want. This Personal Sales Bonus consists of $250 in cash and $100 in Training Dollars. Training Dollars can be used for any training events you attend that the company puts on. Again, I want to emphasize that you can earn this bonus over and over again and this is on top of the Direct Commissions you would have also earned for the 6 sales that enabled you to get a Personal Sales Bonus.

3. Weekly Team Building Bonuses (Cycles) – With Worldventures, you only have to build 2 teams: a right time and a left team. As you build these two teams out, sales will be made. Now, every time there 3 sales made on the left team and 3 sales made on the right team, a $100 cycle bonus gets paid to you. Keep in mind, these sales can be made by anyone on your team… In other words, when there are 3 sales made ANYWHERE in your left team and 3 sales made ANYWHERE in your right team, this bonus gets released. Here’s am important detail about Cycle Bonuses: the company pays out a $200 cycle bonus to you every time you cycle within your first 60 days. After your first 60 days, you can continue to earn this $200 cycle bonus as long as your are cycling at least 3 times a week.

4. Residual Income – For every 6th cycle, you will earn $20-$40 in passive, re-occurring residual income. Keep in mind that as you continue to cycle over time, this residual income will continue to grow. This is a very important aspect to think about if you want to become financially independent. What would it be like if your monthly residual income was equivalent to your monthly expenses? Over time, you can potentially have this happen and not have to worry about your monthly bills.

5. Travel Dollars – Like the residual income payout, for every 6th cycle, you’ll also earn $100 Travel Dollars. These “dollars” can be redeemed for travel booked through Rovia (air, car, hotel and cruise). This is an awesome feature as you can literally travel for free (since you’re simply redeeming your Travel Dollars when you travel) and anyone within your immediate family can redeem them.

6. Lifestyle Bonuses – As you promote yourself through the Worldventures compensation plan, there are some very lucrative Lifestyle Bonuses you can earn. For example, once you hit the position of Regional Marketing Director, the company will give you a $1,000 a month Dream Car Bonus that you can use to make a monthly payment to the car of your choice. And once you hit the position of International Marketing Director, you’ll receive a $1,500 a month Dream Car Bonus and a $3,000 a month Dream House Bonus that you can apply to your house payment. This is a very lucrative feature because the average family’s two biggest expenses are the car payment and mortgage payment. These bonuses equate to over $50,000 a year… which is on top of your actually income from the compensation plan.

Worldventures also has a recognition program and rewards people for their hard work. For example, once you earn $100,000 a year, Worldventures rewards you with their $100,000 Ring (their version of the Superbowl ring). And lastly, you can qualify to get a position placed above your curent position upon hitting IMD in the company.

So as you can see, the compensation plan is pretty good and you can make a good income by simply helping people save money on travel and/or helping others get involved with the company. With that said, let me now go into 2 pros and 2 cons from my perspective.

First, The Pros:

1. Timing – Worldventures is positioned in front of three booming trends: The $8 Trillion Travel Industry, The Baby Boomers and The Network Marketing Industry. On top of that, Worldventures itself is very young and there is plenty of room to grow and expand.

2. Sizzle Product – As a rep, you’ll have the luxury of selling a product that almost everybody loves or wants to do – VACATION! It’s easy, fun and exciting to talk about. And if you can help people save money on their vacations or help people make money on their own travel, it’s a win-win situation.

And Now The Cons:

1. Breakage In Compensation Model (Binary) – There are several features in the Comp Plan that are designed to NOT pay you what you’re worth or deserve. For example, the pay plan runs on a Binary model which pays you on two legs. In ANY Binary, there is a strong leg (power leg) and a weaker leg (pay leg). Think about this for a second. Let’s say you know a guy that you recruit into your business. Now, let’s say he becomes the company superstar and explodes his business by building a team of THOUSANDS of reps. Chance are he is in your strong leg (power leg). Well, you get paid squat on him and his team. But wait! Wasn’t it YOU who contacted and recruited him? Wasn’t it YOU who helped him build his team in the early stages? Doesn’t the company STILL bring in THOUSANDS of dollars of revenue monthly on that team that you built? Why won’t they pay YOU on all that revenue that your superstar is responsible for? Because he is in your strong leg (power leg). This is CRITICAL if you’re considering the Worldventures Opportunity. At some point, you won’t get paid on your BEST people (assuming they are in your power leg).

(By the way, this doesn’t mean ALL binaries are bad. There are some companies that run on a binary model but have components in their comp plan that enable you to profit from BOTH legs.)

2. Breakage In The Worldventures Compensation Plan – Worldventures also has a ton of breakage in it’s comp plan. For example, a MAJOR area where there’s breakage in the comp plan is the fact that you don’t qualify to get paid residuals until you’re a Director (which means you have a minimum of 90 active reps on both your right and left legs. Well, I guarantee you there are hundreds upon hundreds of reps that are not Directors but have built decent teams who don’t get paid residuals (but yet the company still brings in that monthly revenue).

Should You Get Involved?

Worldventures is not a scam. However, it’s critical that you do your research first and identify if it’s the opportunity you’re looking for. For example, if you’re interested in getting in on the front end of a young company and ride the momentum that can potentially occur when the company hits momentum, then Worldventures may be for you. But if you’re interested in building residuals DAY ONE and getting paid equally on your WHOLE team, then Worldventures may not be for you.

How To Take A Caribbean Cruise Vacation Completely Free

Taking Caribbean Cruise vacations every year may be considered a luxury that only the rich and famous can afford. However, there are those that are lucky enough to have discovered one of the best-kept travel secrets that would allow themselves not only to take a cruise vacation every year at a very cheap rate; there are those that take these cruises for free.

A cruise vacation is one of the most convenient and easiest affordable vacation options available today in the travel industry. Because it offers a wide variety of benefits and activities over other vacation tours, Caribbean cruise vacations are regarded as most exciting options available and this is the reason why a majority of Americans choose this option than other vacation packages. Because of its popularity, a lot of travel companies that are offering packages to the Caribbean have become competitive with each other and as such, are offering very competitive prices.

Since different cruise lines and other travel agencies have offered competitive packages, a cruise vacation is now considered one of the most inexpensive vacation options available. However, those who are on the know how of the different travel secrets kept be seasoned travelers can even take their cruises for free. Nowadays, one can get a free cruise through a number of ways and some of these ways are not even considered as travel secrets.

A free cruise vacation will usually include everything that a paid cruise will usually offer. These include the accommodation, the on-board meals and snacks, and on-board entertainment. Most cruise lines will also include the entertainment on the shores of the different destinations and may as well cover the transfer trips from airport to seaport. A free cruise vacation however is not likely to be given away to anybody by a travel agency or a cruise line.

One easy way of getting free Caribbean cruise vacations is to organize a cruise for a group. If you are a member of a club or a group, then you can convince them to go on a cruise together. If you organize the booking then the cruise line that will accommodate your group will most likely give you a free cruise as an incentive. Most cruise lines will give you a free cabin or a free cruise package for a number of cruise packages booked. You do not need to be a travel agent to get that incentive; you just have to how to negotiate a free cruise vacation for yourself. Some cruise lines require as little as 8 cabins in your group and you can receive a free cruise yourself.

Another easy way of getting free Caribbean cruise vacations is to organize a cruise for a group. If you are a member of a club or a group, then you can convince them to go on a cruise together. If you organize the booking then the cruise line that will accommodate your group will most likely give you a free cruise as an incentive. Most cruise lines will give you a free cabin or a free cruise package for a number of cruise packages booked. You do not need to be a travel agent to get that incentive; you just have to have a good negotiating skill in order for you to get a free cruise vacation for yourself.

The easiest way to receive a free cruise is to join a travel membership club. Travel membership clubs are amongst the fastest growing business opportunities in the world today. Most importantly, travel is fun and not an over-saturated industry. Some travel clubs offer free cruises or vacations for joining.

Why join a travel membership club? Think of travel like health insurance. Do you think that you can get the absolute best deal available with health insurance on your own? Group health insurance is much more inexpensive for entire membership because of the buying volume to the members. Travel is no different. Regardless of what we have been told by travel agents, TV advertising, or on the Internet, travel membership clubs are the most cost effective ways to travel.

An Honest Primo Vacations Review…is It The Real Deal Or A Scam?

Since Primo Vacations is a brand new company, there is not a lot of information out there to assist you with your due diligence. That is why I wanted to write this Primo Vacations review today. Everyone, when researching a home-based network marketing business wants to know if a business is a scam! This makes me laugh since very few businesses actually set-out to be scams. They become scams, in many instances, due to the mismanagement by the owners. Anyway…

I want to first say that Primo Vacations definitely is not a scam. It is a completely legitimate business owned by Rob Hanley, who also owns the popular, profitable and legitimate YourNetBiz network marketing company which has been around since 2005. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, my review of Primo Vacations will be broken down into 4 sections: The Product, The Cost & Compensation Plan, The Marketing System, and My Conclusion.

The Product: Primo Vacations product is a discount vacation club membership that includes condos (timeshare properties), resorts, cruises, and airfare/car rental. Trips can be booked either online or over the phone. Primo is simply a membership to a travel club that offers full-service vacation booking at substantially discounted prices. The product can be sold as a stand-alone or along with the business opportunity. The membership competes for the business of people who would normally either buy a timeshare or book their vacation online or through a travel agent. On their website, Primo states that their rates are much lower than rates you will find on sites such as Orbitz, Travelocity, or Expedia. Members receive a certificate for a FREE cruise when they become a member.

Cost & Compensation Plan: The cost for the travel club membership is a one-time fee of $697. This gets you a lifetime membership and full-access. If you are joining for the business opportunity, there is an additional fee of $39/month for the back office and marketing system.

Primo Vacations is a direct sales business, not an MLM, and the compensation is based on the 1-up G.P.T. (Get Paid Today) compensation model. For every $697 sale you make you receive a $500 commission with your first sale commission going to your sponsor (1-up). What this means is that you will receive $500 for the first sale that each of your personal recruits make. This is perpetual leverage and allows you to earn from the work of others.

The Marketing System: If you join the business opportunity, you will receive what I believe to the best online marketing system on the net today. The system is very clear and persuasive. It allows a prospect to either purchase right then or to request a call-back from the company. This is refreshing that the company is actually willing to talk with prospective business partners and answer their questions. In addition to the marketing system, Primo Vacations also provides Personal Business Assistants (PBA’s) to all of their associates. These PBA’s will call and email your leads for you! This frees the associate up to market, and eliminates the part of the business that most people hate…calling their leads. This service is unique, is not an outsourced service, and does not cost the associate.

Conclusion: To conclude, Primo Vacations is a legitimate network marketing business opportunity that is owned by a company that’s been in business since 2005. The business is priced very reasonably and has an in-demand product that has value and can be sold on its own without the business opportunity. If you are looking to either add a business to your portfolio or are looking to start your first home-based business, and don’t want to join a Multi-Level Marketing company, Primo Vacations is definitely worth checking out.

An Overview Of Club Sea Breeze Products

Club Sea Breeze Products undoubtedly are a completely unique mixture, they assist people and families take full advantage of life by delivering fun, education and revenue. The Williams family owns and runs CSB. This online business is US based, specifically in Utah. It features two products: the Club Sea Breeze Travel Club Membership, plus the Club Sea Breeze Money Manager. Each one of these can be bought independently.

The CSB Travel Membership is priced at $397, it is one-time purchase, and comes with the following benefits:

1. Access to over 5,000 vacation destinations all over the world.

2. Absolutely no annual or per month maintenance premiums.

3. Simply no blackout days.

4. Unrestricted travel, escape up to 52 weeks a year.

5. No contracts or tax requirements.

6. Resort accommodations can be booked for $299 and do not go over $950 for the one week stay.

7. It is a lifetime membership that may be passed on to children and grandkids.

Club Sea Breeze Money Manger has been put together with the Financial Wellness Group. Together with Steven R Covey the Financial Wellness Group co-published “The 4 laws To Financial Prosperity” that distributed over 200,000 copies. The development of the “4 Laws” are the principles that brought together the procedures necessary to increase ones financial strengh and to cause adjustments in financial planning in lives throughout the world. The financial literacy learning course for high school and college students was also co-developed by them. Eventually this became one of the top online learning courses in the US. This course taught individuals and families the actions necessary to become financially stable. These “4 Laws” serve as inspiration and support of the product.

The CSB Money Manager is capable of many tasks. This program will evaulate your earnings, spending and saving habits; then help you create a custom financial plan very quickly. This product helps eliminate debts in about half the time without taking more from their pockets. To aid in your financial success, the Money Manager also provides a graphic and comparative review.

The Club Sea Breeze Money Manager truly assists individuals in broadening their financial resources, making use of their own income better, to plan and manage their wealth prudently. This program may be utilized for just $19.97 per month.

In summary, Kelly Williams, founder of Club Sea Breeze has performed a superb job in pairing two products that the majority of individuals can easily benefit from to boost their lifestyle. A product to help alleviate financial pressure, via teaching people much better management of your capital and a discounted travel product so families have much more opportunity to make fantastic memories by way of inexpensive travel.