Coastal Vacations was founded by a successful businessman and entrepreneur by the name of Fred Combs. Mr. Combs saw an incredible opportunity in the quickly growing industry of Travel and Leisure and moved on a lifelong dream to seize a vast amount of the arising market. Vacation and Travel has become the third largest retail industry in America (alongside Europe, Asia & Latin America), and is expected to continue it's rapid growth as the wealthy Baby Boomers retire and continue to take more vacations. Coastal Vacations offers unbeatable values on incredible vacation packages at wholesale prices. For more than 10 years, Coastal Vacations has been offering comprehensive travel packages & providing their club members with amazing benefits and services that are unmatched in the travel industry. Based in Kissimmee, Florida, Coastal Vacations offers a home business opportunity by marketing their vacation packages through the direct selling industry. The Coastal Vacations product line consists of three (3) different levels which offer many different vacation packages that offer travel to select destinations around the world. Level one (1) has a starting cost of $1,295.00. The Coastal Vacations business opportunity uses the 2-Up compensation plan. At the Level 1 Club Membership, the earnings for a Coastal Vacations Club qualified affiliate is $1000 for every $1295 sale made. There is a requirement of two sales (hence 2-Up) before a personal commission can be earned. So, to get started with Coastal, a new person must first pay $1295 to join to become a representative. Then they must pass along $2,000 ($1000 x 2) from their first two qualifying sales to their qualified sponsor. In essence, they must give up $3,295 before they can earn any money with Coastal Vacations. The 2-Up program is well-liked by many, however, if you join Coastal Vacations and bring in someone who makes a sale or two per day, keep in mind that you will only only get their first 2 sales and then you will no longer get paid on their efforts. After your newly trained affiliate passes you their first two sales, they will then breakaway from you (their sponsor) and actually end up becoming your competition. This doesn't give the qualified Coastal sponsor very much motivation to help the new associate since they will ultimately become their forever competition. On a more positive note, Coastal Vacations does offer an optional call center (at an additional fee) that will take calls for the busy vacation business owner. The sales reps are well trained & work hard to close sales for the Coastal Vacation Club Business owners. This method is more professional when a marketing lead calls in, and it gives the home based business marketer time to focus on advertising to send leads to the call center. As a fair review, Coastal Vacations offers a nice variety & selection of vacation destinations. However, the compensation plan doesn't make room for team synergy and you can't leverage the affiliates you bring in. Many people struggle with a 2-Up program while waiting to make that third & fourth sale just to break even. If you are a seasoned Internet marketer and you don't mind spending $1,295 and then passing up your first two $1,000 qualifying sales, then the Coastal Vacations Club business might be an okay fit for you. Besides Coastal Vacations, there are many other online business programs that do not require you to give up two sales before making money. Remember, the best way to make money online is to learn how to drive massive traffic to your website and then offer the best program and training available. A program that makes complete sense & entices the majority of people searching for an online business to join with you.