Friday, October 5, 2012

Is Club ABC Tours Defunct?

Sorry to lead this Friday with bad news, but industry magazine Travel Weekly is reporting that the long-running tour operator Club ABC may have gone belly up.

Club ABC was NOT a member of the USTOA (United States Tour Operators Association), nor was it affiliated with the National Tour Association. That means its clientele do not have the same type of insurance (a $1 million bond) that comes from booking tours with organizations affiliated with the two organizations above.

If you have an upcoming Club ABC Tour planned, I'd suggest you contact your credit card company as soon as possible to try and get the charges cancelled. Those who booked through a travel agency, should contact their agents ASAP.


  1. Yes, My wife and I lost out on our China trip this past Sunday as we found out the phones not being answered, then the website went down, and then the Facebook page as well as no one at the office. We were in contact with a few travelers who were in the same situation until the sites went down. I guess we got some hints that things were not right like offering discounts for paying by checks, having to ask for tickets and itinerary two weeks before leaving, and general lies being told by agents.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your problems anonymous.