World Ventures review: Vacation hookups for MLM?

World Ventures is the MLM where network marketing meets vacation memberships.

Members get discounts on travel, and distributors have the opportunity to work from home by earning income by selling vacation club memberships.

Business model seems legit and there’s a ton of money in the travel space (see: Paycation).


1. Is World Ventures a scam? World Ventures is not a scam, although lawsuits have been filed against them for running a pyramid scheme (1).

2. What does World Ventures sell? Travel memberships. It’s a travel membership “club” that hooks you up with discounts and points for travel deals.

3. How much does it cost to join World Ventures? $199

4. What is World Ventures BBB and complaints rating? C+ (2)


I first heard about World Ventures from former Arizona basketball player Nic Wise.

It was on Instagram, and he had a lifestyle pic – I think it was a selfie draped in ocean blue on some exotic beach in Cyprus – with #worldventures in the description.

I liked the image there…the former borderline-NBA-bound point guard was playing ball overseas while building some executive income on the side.

Hard to hate that.

Needless to say, I was intrigued, and I knew I had to further investigate.

Buzz-wise, they’ve had their ups and downs in 2014, but that’s pretty normal.

This is a real company that closely follows its mission to not only better the lives of its own family of representatives, but also to help communities around the world.

In evidence of this, the company fulfills its corporate social responsibility via their VolunTourism program. VolunTourism is a group vacation which involves giving back to the community in some way.

Good stuff…glad they are all about that stuff.

World Ventures founders Wayne Nugent and Mike Azcue were successful businessmen before they started this company, but wanted to part of something they felt passionate about…travel..

…and World Ventures is no exception. Obviously this is a product that’s marketed to people with money…a luxury product.

This is not a drawback but rather quite an appealing point to make: with higher prices tags come higher rewards for the right reps who know how to find the right market.


What reps are selling is club membership where the benefit is discounted travel packages and access to a great travel booking engine.

World Ventures membership offers access to special deals. These deals are offered through a travel search engine called Rovia. Customers can choose from 3 different travel club memberships, from standard to luxury

Prices are as follows:

Product        1-Time Cost           Monthly Cost
DreamTrips Membership $199.95 $26.99
DreamTrips Life Membership $199.99 $54.99
International DreamTrips Life Membership $199.99 $49.98
Luxury DreamTrips Membership
$999.99 $99.99
DreamTrips U Membership $99.99 $20.99


Rovia is brought to us through World Ventures…it’s their booking engine. It’s a real product, it’s not a repackaged booking engine that’s available elsewhere. World Ventures is not an affiliate for this booking engine…they own it.

Rovia’s authenticity is further elevated by the fact that they do in fact assemble their own travel packages for members. They are not reselling other company’s packages. This is a legitimate travel company with offices full of employees developing travel deals for their members, and it’s only offered through World Ventures’ Rovia.

What are Rovia’s benefits to the consumer?

1) Rovia has an easy-to-use, clean-looking interface, much nicer than the competition.

2) Rovia quite often has lower prices than the big well-known travel search sites like Travocity, Orbitz & Expedia. Users of Rovia have never reported search results with higher ticket costs. Rovia’s results either match or blow the competition away.


The Compensation Plan. The compensation plan offers some great potential for making some real money fast. We’re talking $100 bonuses, not $10 bonuses. This is high-stakes marketing with expensive products, so expect large bonuses.

Exciting Product. It’s easy to get people excited about travel, especially via online network marketing, so if direct selling in person isn’t your thing, this program lends itself especially well to the online marketplace.

Real Product. The product is real, unique and original.

Product Value. The product offers actual value to its customers (good deals on travel).


The World Ventures website. The main World Ventures website is a little unsettling and confusing because prospects who want to check out the 3 packages are directed to three separate websites. None of the websites have package pricing readily accessible. This could be so easy to fix.

Start-up is high. Yes, it costs a bit to get started, but then again this is a high-end product so everything, including start-up, is on a higher scale. But think of this: all it takes is 3 recruits in one month and reps get a $100 bonus (see below for details on the Compensation Plan).

Compensation Plan

Members earn money by getting like-minded travel enthusiasts to sign up for membership and then learn how to sell more memberships to others…everyone earns money along the way through bonuses and commissions.

Kinda like the “digital Costco” memberships you sell at Wake Up Now, you’re opportunity lies in the travel membership packages you can peddle out.

The compensation plan is good, especially the generous Personal Sales Bonus.

Personal Sales Bonus. When a rep sells 3 of the higher end trips within 28 days, $100 bonus is paid. If 3 more are sold on top of that, it’s another $150…and $150 for every subsequent set of 3 during that same 28 day period. If 3 of the lower-cost packages are sold, the bonus is $50. If another 3 are sold, $75 in bonus is earned.

Wings & Wheels Status. Sponsor 4 and 5 customers to get elevated status, which means monthly fee waived and/or 8% lineage commission on sales.

Residual Commissions. Reps must earn Senior Representative status to earn commissions on their downlines. Senior Rep status means 30 x 2 downlines in the rep’s lineage.

Other Bonuses. As reps sell more and rise up in status, there are more bonuses to be made.

As you can see, the money to be made right away is in selling the packages rather than in earning commissions, which only comes later on with Senior Representative status.

But how do you make money?

The RBS Fee. In order to be eligible for earning money, a representative must be “active”, which means being up to date on paying his or her monthly “RBS fee”.

This stands for Representative Business System and covers the following: maintaining the admin website, online training programs, personalized website, sales and marketing tools and the Representative Marketing Kit.

The RBS fee is in addition to monthly Product fees. New reps pay a one-time RBS fee of $99.95, then $10.99 per month in order to remain active, thereby allowing you to make money through your team. If you don’t pay the RBS, you’re simply a vacation club member, which has its own initial fee plus ongoing monthly charges.

So, your start-up cost as a rep is $99.95 + $10.99 = $110.94.

That will get you through your first month and then it’s $10.99 monthly to keep going. If you’re good at selling travel packages and have a good network of moneyed people you can sell to then the initial hump should not be a problem. Your first Personal Bonus will cover the start-up RBS fee.


World Ventures offers a real product that has actual unique value for its vacation club members. How much people travel is directly proportional to the state of the economy. Luckily right now, with an improving economy, that outlook is very good. People have more money now and they’re willing to put it towards enticing travel packages like the ones offered by World Ventures and its travel booking engine, Rovia.

Things are looking good for World Ventures.

So if cruise-lines, exotic travel and passive income are some of your passions, World Ventures might be something to try. Just don’t expect to build a home based business overnight.

There is a better way.

After reviewing well over 200 opportunities, here’s my #1 pick

…and it’s not even close 🙂

May your income streams stay multiple. -Jeremy

About the author: Jeremy Page created Multiple Streams for big thinkers and online business owners.

59 comments… add one
  • Mia Jul 20, 2015 @ 8:19

    Sounds like you’re doing big things and that’s great but the one thing I know about wealthy people is they want it cheaper and of the same high quality they can afford.. World Ventures membership fee is a farce. You pay into a proprietary savings account which entitles you too heavily discounted trips not just a membership fee! The hook is we get to keep you as a member for at least a year so you can book another trip whole time stupid low prices are still available to you, even without using your points (which are dollar for dollar.) Don’t be a rep what you’re doing sounds way more lucrative but at least be a member why not save money on dope travel? Does it matter that you can afford it at whole retail price? The art of the saving money is an interest in every tax bracket.

    • Jeremy Page Jul 21, 2015 @ 3:27

      Was this a sly pitch?

  • kev Aug 6, 2015 @ 20:36

    I joined last night & looking forward to travelling and making money with my friends & doing some good .

    • William Ric-Hansen Feb 23, 2016 @ 9:24

      You won’t make money. Or more correctly you have (according to the Worldventures financial release) a 80% of making no money at all. If you are in the 20% the average monthly income is about $20. And 1% of the top gets over 95% of the schemes income.

      i.e. you just wasted your money

      • Beruk Mehari Mar 22, 2016 @ 11:12

        What a total pessimist, you’re so anal about life that you wanna raise your rear leg and piss on someone else’s opportunity? What did you do in WorldVentures that stands as your proof for it not working and being a waste of time? That’s messed up man

        • B dog Jun 2, 2016 @ 23:00

          Lol all the numbers that he just stated are straight from dream trips, he’s just being real

          • Ted Jul 27, 2016 @ 16:25

            They show statistics but it’s capitalism. They only give you an opportunity. The only people who don’t succeed are the ones who quit. Those statistics hold true for all other companies. But this company gives everyone a real opportunity that takes little skill but strong determination.

        • Warren Aug 8, 2016 @ 17:33

          If you researched the People involved, you would understand his pessimism.

          Wayne Nugent has World Ventures on his Linked’In – BUT he does not list his involvement with the now defunct YTB (Your Travel Bureau) or his other previous and now Bankrupt LLC.

          A little research does a lot of good…

    • Bianca Mar 2, 2017 @ 9:44

      Did you make that money and travel?

  • loise Aug 13, 2015 @ 8:29

    Wao i love travelling the last time i was in France 3 yrs ago, i spent over Usd 9000 for two weeks! Now am looking for groups or organisations like yours. I look forward to joining

    • Jeremy Page Aug 13, 2015 @ 8:36

      Lol don’t really do the whole MLM thing, my CEO-money is made by doing this instead, but traveling to France seems pretty cool.

    • Linnette Jun 25, 2016 @ 23:27

      Have you joined??

    • Steve May 23, 2017 @ 7:58

      If you love to travel. WV is the way to go! There’s a membership for all budgets and trips for any budget. The best thing is, you can earn your way to a vacation by doing everyday things you already do.
      I don’t know how old this blog is, but WV in 2016-2017 has made some huge advances in their membership benefits and their products and services. They are truly the best travel and lifestyle company out there right now, and if you’re interested in checking out this VIP Club, leave me a comment, I’d love to share it with you!

    • Steve May 23, 2017 @ 7:59

      Hello, were you able to join the VIP Club? (Sorry if this reply is out dated. It doesn’t show the date and time of your comment).

  • Bart Aug 18, 2015 @ 10:53

    Hi Brad,

    I am based in Australia & have just watched your video. It’s got me fired up. I am supper excited to get involved and learn more.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Jeremy Page Aug 24, 2015 @ 8:28

      Awesome man, you get a call set up?

  • Francisco agurio ramirez chino Aug 26, 2015 @ 20:17

    I bought into the platinum all benefits membership on february 25 at 10 51 am from a top sales that insisted this was the best to travel the world (tandy meader) i deposited 598 usd to this account 0160234476, aba 314074269, 9800 fredericksburg san antonio texas (usaa federal savings bank), tel num 19703331778. It has been almost 7 months and i recieve no answer, no membership and i would love my money to be reemburst. Who may help me to solve this scam.

    • Jeremy Page Aug 26, 2015 @ 20:49

      Hey buddy, sorry to hear about that. You’d have to contact WV directly, I am just a blogger.

    • Fiona Sep 13, 2015 @ 14:21

      I am so sorry to hear that someone scammed you! Never deposit money into anyone’s bank account. You would have to take this person to court and see if you could get your money back. You deposited this money into someone’s personal account it seems.

    • Amanda Nov 2, 2016 @ 4:20

      Funny you say that. Tandy Meader and her friend Brooke Mackey scammed me out of $600. It has been 2 years and messages to both of them go ignored. I’ve emailed WV to try and get my money back and they don’t respond. I purchased a dream trip and somehow my information was changed to Brooke’s without my permission or me knowing about it. These people are fraudulent.

      • Michelle Feb 28, 2017 @ 23:02

        Complain to accc or other government departments. I am if I don’t hear back from Anthony Fitzgerald by the end of the week.

    • maxine Jan 10, 2017 @ 22:54
      • heather Feb 11, 2017 @ 6:24

        No not necessarily, WV just ignore bbb and make excuses. I told them I had information, emails, messages etc to back up my claims and they have not even asked to look at what I had.

        • Michelle Feb 28, 2017 @ 22:59

          Going thru the same thing this company needs to be investigated .

  • Chantall Sep 4, 2015 @ 20:43

    Hi Fansisco, I know exactly awat you going through. This company is bad, the staff is rude and unfriendly, I am having the exact same problem as you. Bit if I don’t get my refind, legal action. The staff sound foreing too. I hope there is someone who can ,,Regards

    • B dog Jun 2, 2016 @ 23:01

      You can’t take legal action actually. Sorry good luck

    • Michelle Feb 28, 2017 @ 23:05

      Complaint to accc, taxation department, and let your friends know.

  • Angella Sep 11, 2015 @ 7:53

    Congratulations on your success Jeremy! I hate hearing about people who fall victim to fraud. Currently, I work for the Federal Government and have investigated many fraud schemes over the years. The very first thing to always remember is, NEVER wire transfer money to anyone you don’t know for any reason. Banks are not responsible or required (except by subpoena, which is usually initiated by a law enforcement investigation ) to provide you with any information regarding their costumers. Your money is gone. WA most likely gets hundreds of phone calls from people daily who fall victim to wire fraud schemes. I was approached about 3 weeks ago by a WA rep. After doing research on WA and it’s MLM, I signed up. I currently have a timeshare with Hilton that cost me $14,000. I enjoy the Hilton timeshare, but immediately realized I paid way too much money for very few trips. WA’s is priced WAY more reasonable and has WAY more perks. The way it was explained to me was, I won’t make money over night. I won’t get rich quick. Plus, 98% of people fail at making any money. It’s the 2% that succeed. It’s all up to you. WA applies to different people for different reasons. It may not work for you and that’s totally ok. It’s a numbers game. You have to keep at it. Nothing worth while is ever easy. It clicked for me, because I wanted to begin living “My Quality of Life” . I spent 8 years paying my way through college. I fought hard and I was very persistent and that’s how I became a Federal Agent. I never gave up and I succeed through many trials and tribulations. It’s not an easy world for a female, but I did it! And I’m good at it!! I love my job and what I do. Until the day came when I got an asshole piece of crap for a supervisor. She has made my life and everything I worked hard for a very sad hopeless existence. I fought back and I’m continually fight back on a daily basis. I thought I was fighting for what I believed to be “Quality of Life” . When I was presented with WA’s I realized I needed to go all in and create, control and live “My Quality of Life”. Today, I wrote my boss a thank you letter. I basically told her thank you for being such a hateful and angry person, because without her, I would have continued living my life without ever knowing what it feels like to be truly happy. I told her, it’s too late for her, but not for me. I may not make as much money with WA’s as I did as a Federal Agent, but at least I will be happy. You can’t put a price tag on happiness. I know there will be ups and downs with the money aspect of WA’s and I can handle that
    ( law enforcement is all about ups and downs ). Nothing and no amount of money is worth selling your soul for. I will succeed at WA’s. I know this, because I already have and I haven’t received one check yet. I already succeed, because at 37, I found “My Quality of Life”!

    • Jeremy Page Sep 11, 2015 @ 18:30

      Thanks for sharing your story, I loved it.

    • jake Apr 9, 2016 @ 22:35

      So you work for the fed government..? But you dont anymore because you quit?

  • Amanda Nibbs Sep 12, 2015 @ 16:37

    So I just went to a WV presentation last night and I am Sooo Pumped!
    I’ve tried several MLM’S before but I have never seen anything like this. …and I get to enjoy myself….

    • Jeremy Page Sep 13, 2015 @ 9:04

      Hope it works out for you 🙂

  • Sam Matlepe Oct 20, 2015 @ 9:05

    I went to a WV presentation about two weeks ago….and I really loved it. #its real

  • Deante Nov 12, 2015 @ 5:28

    Bruh really…crazy story. I came across Job killing last week doing something I forget right now. But Ive been getting your emails daily and I read them. Im just alittle busy tring to stay focused on what I have going. Any way every since Im seeing your ads all in my FB feed. (Retargeting of course) But tonight Im playing with this google app asking all kinds of questions. And I randomly asked “What is worldventures… multiplestreams.org was the first blog to come up. So Im reading the article watched the videos etc. etc. (I knew you looked familar) Then I click on your link in the comment and long behold guess who it is. YOU…Again! Lmao This is freakin crazy bruh. I mean what are the freakin chances right. I can’t shake ya bruh. Im not the kinda of guy that believes in the whole signs thing but this might be a sign bruh. Laws of attraction states the universe will align with your will. I might have to jump on with you guys. Just sayin…Hey keep up the great work guys. You shall be hearing from me soon.

    • Jeremy Page Nov 12, 2015 @ 16:46

      You should believe in taking action more than the “whole signs thing” IMO…but that’s just me. Hope you make it happen.

  • Premi Dec 10, 2015 @ 5:50

    Hello everyone. Many of the comments I read with amusement..some with concern and some are not facts.
    The Worldventures vacations are the greatest thing that happened. I have been on 9 over the last 15 months..so I think I am qualified to speak about the WV vacs. Theres nothing out there like it. Each one was so special and at such discounted rates. I have saved thousands of dollars already and I will travel no other way than WV. If you love to travel join the vacation club at least. No everyone wants to make money out of recruiting.
    See you on the beaches of the world

  • Daisy Jan 9, 2016 @ 15:25

    Hi there! I have been researching WV but i feel convinced now after reading your blog! I just have a question, can anybody be a member? I mean, people in Asia? Thanks!

    • Jose May 1, 2016 @ 19:41

      We are open in all 50 States and 29 countries so far. Asia is one of them! I have been involved for almost 2 years now. I have been on 15 trips and counting! I provided my link to become a member. Enjoy!

  • RJ Jan 27, 2016 @ 5:46

    My friend is trying to get me to join but all the info I find is about the rep/selling side of it. I have no interest in selling, I just want to take trips. I read the prices are similar to other companies such as AAA or Costco. Since the website doesn’t display prices or real-time comparison, how much of a deal are the trip prices really? Thanks.

    • Beruk Mehari Mar 22, 2016 @ 11:20

      We actually don’t disclose the prices but we are not in competition to AAA or Costco at all… I’ll show you a couple of trips that are being sampled right now but we can’t let non-members access the prices

    • maxine Jan 10, 2017 @ 22:57

      you save about several hundred dollars on a trip, but depends how much you pay for the plane ticket…so you can save if you really invest your time…

      to me, money cannot come to the grave with me, so i would rather have a comfy job, less stress and decided where or when i want to travel 🙂

      • Jeremy Page Jan 19, 2017 @ 2:25

        I like this

  • Dan Jul 11, 2016 @ 11:12

    i think i rather listen to Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki when they endorsed NetworkMarketing in their book ” Why we want you to be Rich”.

    • Jeremy Page Jul 12, 2016 @ 4:02

      Trump has had many opps to own that recently….has stayed away, though.

  • Ruby Garcia Sep 15, 2016 @ 18:35

    I have a friend who is trying to sell me a the WV (Dreamtrips) membership. I feel indifferent about it because there are positive and negative comments all around. I have done my research and have seen a video that she showed me. I am just confused on whether or not to go forward. I am thinking of joining for the money making side as well as travel. I understand the whole deal is to endorse/sell the membership to others and Dreamtrips pays you monthly according to the plan that the member chooses. Which is good because I am tired of living pay check to paycheck. On the other hand, I see comments stating that this is just a scam and no way of making money, but I think its because those people quit and never tried to move forward. So I want to honestly know is it worth it. I do not have money to just pitch out like that. I want to know if it is worth it. I am not here commenting to try to be sold, I just want a real answer. I work, have 2 kids and go to school so I want to know that I can be able to add this to my schedule and I wont be wasting my time.

    • Amanda Nov 2, 2016 @ 4:27

      Don’t do it.

    • Rob Jun 11, 2018 @ 13:51

      Well, they haven’t been paying their reps since October of 2017, so they time between paychecks is kind of steep. Also, it isn’t just the monthly fees, it’s also the training that will cost you dearly. They will hound you continuously to buy their training (what reputable company charges their own employees for training?). It can go from $20 US (they have a bad habit of not mentioning to international marks that everything is in US Dollars) for an hour long lecture (there are 60 in this series, so you’re looking at a $1200 US outlay just for one series of CDs) to $30 US for Regional Training Events. To the cost of airfare, lodging (which they don’t cover), meals, entry tickets to their “conventions” called United, Momentum and Boot Camp. The cost of a VIP ticket to one of those events is roughly $500 US. (These trainings are not considered a dream tip, so all those “great” vacation prices you hear of isn’t applicable to these events).
      Of course, the killer thing is (from their own compensation plan) 99% of their reps lose money…even if they make commissions due to the amount of money they are forced to spend on training and the monthly fees.

      I would avoid this if I were you.

      • Jeremy Page Jul 27, 2018 @ 6:18

        Thanks Rob!

  • Thomson Pakoa Jan 3, 2017 @ 23:58

    I went to the WV meeting last night. The presenter stated that if you do not pay your monthly fees after signing up you become inactive and then have to pay membership fee again to join. Is this true?

    • Jeremy Page Jan 6, 2017 @ 22:52

      Thats usually how it works

    • Laura K Bowling Feb 18, 2017 @ 9:16

      Not anymore

  • kathy wright Jan 6, 2017 @ 0:02

    I was ripped off by Dream Trips, plain and simple. There are a lot of details to wrap your mind around when you’re first “recruited”, but I was assured that I would be able to get my investment back ($400 per year) in travel. First, we missed the intro trip by one week because of family illness, I was told to call and they would make an exception, but when I called, they said sorry, change of policy. And, you can’t use all your money at once, you use the $99 downpayment first, in one trip, then the $300 you’ve built up over one year on another trip. And you have to buy the expensive trips to get to use that $300, they tell you how much of your investment you can spend on any one trip. Not cool.

  • Michelle Feb 28, 2017 @ 22:55

    Signed up under false promises and was not shown how to get into back office until two weeks later when I did it myself. A few of us want answers were told one thing and didnt happen by our rep. Now going to ask for WORLD VENTURES to be investigated in Australia. Contact HQ with evidence didn’t get back. Australia is a big country yet small place as in people.

  • Brent Carlson Apr 17, 2017 @ 23:24

    I have just signed up with world ventures! I know the usual way is to seek out your warm market but it also can become a discouraging challenge too. Do you know of any websites that explain ways to reach cold market and draw interested prospects in?

  • Lea May 30, 2018 @ 2:52

    I’ve been with World Ventures for 3 years and taken over 40 international vacations. 80% of which has been paid in WV rewards points from my membership fees.
    It has created more connected relationships with friends and family. And our children have had the opportunity to travel and enjoy new experiences. It’s the best education ever for a child.
    Re the business…I only joined for the travel part..but I would recommend WV to anything wanting more Fun and More travel. And of course, the best travel deals online.. Maybe I will do the business as I’ve found it’s not had to convince people to travel more and have more fun!
    Thanks for the post!

    • Jeremy Page Jun 6, 2018 @ 18:04

      Thats major, nice work!

    • Kayongo Elizabeth Dec 12, 2018 @ 11:56

      I am planning on joining WV just for the travel packages, i have a list of thing i want to do before i hit 50yrs and travelling is one of them, i have never left my country by the way and am 38yrs so i think WV will be the way to go my worry is i earn 268 dollars a month, the queestion is do i qualify to join. and also how soon can i start travelling from the time when i join?

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