Perillo Tours quietly stopped taking
bookings from YTB Travel Network, the controversial Illinois-based
multilevel marketing travel agency.
president of Perillo Tours, said that when he read Royal Caribbean
was weeding out "card mills" and that YTB was on the list, he
decided to have a look at YTB bookings for his firm.
He said he found
that "90% of the travelers and booking agents were the same person.
...I would love for all agents to take our tours, but this is not
the idea. It is to support agents to learn and sell the product,
not to use this for their own travel discounts. ...This is abusing
the privileges of sellers," he said.
He said Perillo
Tours might take similar steps regarding other YTB-like firms, but
he needs to learn more about what others are up to
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