I and my husband are Chandigarh based people and we purchased Forb membership for their classic package (1,50,000 Rupees). Let me write a detailed experience so that other buyers are not trapped into this sub-standard service which is a complete waste of money.
How they sell to you?
Forb agents will meet you in your city at a promotional event and sell their package. It will sound too good because they will highlight three promotional holidays free of cost with one fully paid holiday. What they won’t tell you is how your EMIs will start right away and they will earn interest on your money. And how you can avail only one offer in one year. Which means you will keep sitting stuck in their package for four years!! Dont get attracted because it is a bad product. One you waste money. Second, you waste money on a service provider whose services are poor.
How are their services?
- low quality sub standard hotels. We took Tashkent holiday and the hotel in their package was completely pathetic. Look at the image attached. Booking.com which has the most trusted review ratings has a highly poor rating of 5.8 for this hotel. Personally you will never book this hotel. But Forb has only this hotel in their package. Poor hygiene, pathetic washroom with torn off and dirty towels (images attached), and a faulty bathroom drain. Your entire trip will be spoilt.
- the trips and activities arranged during your so called paid holiday will be a failure.
During our holiday, we had multiple activities planned. But once they have taken the complete payment from you and you have already landed at the destination, you are at the mercy of their local vendor. Forb team does not even respond. Look at the images attached. We had our day trip to nearby mountains. In 40 degree summer heat, the mini bus AC was not working. The vendor said “ask your Indian agency”. But you cannot do anything because you have paid the entire amount already!! The guides are ill equipped.
- so called included lunches and dinner are the worst food.
They highlight an attraction that their package includes lunches and dinners. But do not get attracted because this is the worst food you will ever eat. Unhygienic, served in dirty dishes and as if it is a gurudwara langar going on.
If you want to purchase a planned holiday, go for professional service providers in this field like Thomas Cook and Cox&Kings. A little expensive but they give much better services. Forb is a local desi quality money eating bunch of business men who are sitting in Mohali with no expertise in this field. They will make money through bank interest on your EMIs and you will have a spoilt holiday. Holidays are to relax and enjoy. They are not to fight with drivers and guides for their services. Don’t purchase from them at all.