Paycation or Payscam: Belize’s New Certified Travel Agency 3



About Rolando Cocom

Rolando is a graduate of Sociology from The University of the South Pacific (USP). He also holds a bachelor's degree in History from The University of Belize.


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3 thoughts on “Paycation or Payscam: Belize’s New Certified Travel Agency

  • Iri

    I’m glad to see that I’m not the only Belizean who thinks this Paycation is a scam. Roughly 13 months ago, while job hunting I came across their job offer but decided to research the company first. It was a lot of pushing around from site to site trying to figure out which is the parent company due to so much re-directing of webpages from Paycation.

    I also checked the directory of the International Agencies which they claim to be accredited by and members of…and upon scrolling through the list, neither paycation nor xtreme travel were listed and for Belize there were only 2 certified travel agent companies listed ( Paycation/xtreme were not there)…Like I said, this was months ago & Idk if things changed, which I highly doubt. This was the point where I realize notn was legit.

    But at the end of the day, I don’t trust the company and everyone should be wise enough to know that If someone gives you a job, you shouldn’t have to pay them thousands or hundreds for you to start working. They are the ones who should pay YOU during training like normal jobs…it’s also in labour laws.

    Lastly, becoming a certified travel agent takes months not days. All these plus more raised red flags for me about Paycation.
    Learn your laws Belizeans, Wise up!

    That’s my 2 cents to this matter 😉

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    • Rolando Cocom

      Thanks for the valuable comment Iri, -on point. I am hoping a journalist would look into the matter further and interview those who have enlisted in the program.

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  • Tammy

    I was just reading the statement made above about Paycation. And I think that any Belizeans trying to do something for themselves no one should be negative. Xstream is a company that has been around for 14 years and they have bought two other companies in the travel business that has been around total together over 20 years. Xstream decided to share a business plan for the regular people like me and you to make money not always just big companies and they formed Paycation. No matter what type of work you do you have to put in the work to be successful. If you never worked for yourself or been an entrapernuer you will never understand the concept. Being a travel agent you are able to book trips anywhere and everywhere. So why wouldn’t you book trips for Belizeans to leave the country? All companies is only going to give you the basic about them. When you invest into becoming a travel agent you then are able to access into the travel world. No one knows exactly what a travel can do until you are one yourself. Maybe you need to look into someone website and talk with an actual Paycation Travel Consultant before you put your negative opinion out there. And also not every type of job, business, or work is for everyone. Belize has enough negativity with Politics let people who want to try to make money do that even if it is with Paycation. You only get out any job, work, or business what you put into it. Paycation is an Multi Level Marketing Business and if you never did one before you will never understand the concept. Also, it is the only MLM offering a 401K. and yes you can become an Executive and showing others how to do the same thing and on TOP OF THAT..SAVE MONEY TO TRAVEL….tell me where have you been lately and how much you paid? Don’t Hate and be NEGATIVE..I am a Travel Consulatant thru Paycation and I LOVE what I do and helping others ALL OVER THE WORLD even BELIZEANS is a GREAT feeling to see someone being successful. And if you want to join me ask me how and I can and will teach you

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