Is AVLCI a Scam?

February 23, 2021

Written by AVLCI

“Is AVLCI a scam? Is Astoria scam legit? Were the Club Astoria reviews true?” These are the words you would probably type on Google while doing your research about the available vacation clubs in the Philippines. We don’t blame you – when choosing the best vacation club, you want value for money and it never hurts to be wary.

There are blogs and social media posts asking, or most of the time – concluding, that AVLCI is a scam. If you will conduct thorough research however, you will discover that these allegations were based on a lack of information and complete understanding of AVLCI.

Before we assert, let us ask ourselves: what is a scam? A scam, according to the Cambridge English Dictionary, is an illegal plan for making money, especially one that involves tricking people. AVLCI’s membership is real. It is neither illegal, nor does it promise false benefits. Thus, we are here to lay bare the collective misapprehensions about AVLCI and our answers to squash those qualms.


Yes. Astoria Vacation and Leisure Club, Inc. or AVLCI, is the largest and leading holiday ownership in the Philippines. It has been a registered entity since 2006 at the Securities and Exchange Commission with SEC number CS200516093 and an affiliate of Resorts Condominium International (RCI), the world’s largest vacation exchange network.


AVLCI, by working side by side with RCI, has opened a lot of opportunities for its members to travel around the world. Members who also love to go on vacations within the Philippines can expect nothing but the best when it comes to discounts and promos at Astoria Hotels and Resorts’ properties all over the country. We promise that the AVLCI benefits are real. There are testimonials from members who are more than happy with their experiences. But then again, don’t take our word for it. Check out some of the reviews on TripAdvisor as well, like these reviews for Astoria Palawan, Astoria Plaza, Astoria Current, Astoria Boracay, and Astoria Greenbelt.


Astoria Palawan in Puerto Princesa



Astoria Current in Boracay



Have you ever been warned by someone telling you about the implications of accepting a free buffet from Astoria? If the answer is “yes,” then please take note of that warning when the time comes that you get an invite to learn more about AVLCI’s membership program.

You see, that sumptuous meal only has one simple requirement, just 90 minutes of your time to listen to AVLCI’s offer. During this period, we’ll discuss the world of travel opportunities made available by AVLCI to its members and the benefits you’ll get if you decide to join. We will discuss everything there is to know so you would understand what you are going to pay for, should you choose to join the AVLCI family.

If it does not appeal to you, that’s okay. You’ll still enjoy that buffet and a special travel gift certificate. Not a bad deal for just an hour and a half of your time, right? But alas, you’re missing an opportunity here. If you do sign up, we promise you will discover a world of amazing travels and hospitality!

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