Advertisement

Hawaii tour company accused of ripping off clients closes permanently

Wendy Wong (Image: Hawaii News Now)
Wendy Wong (Image: Hawaii News Now)
Published: Aug. 27, 2019 at 8:18 AM HST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A local travel company accused of bilking visitors out hundreds of thousands of dollars has reportedly shut down.

ABC7 News in San Francisco reported Monday that the House of Aloha is permanently closing.

The media outlet said the travel company emailed a client, saying that the Ewa Beach-based business “suffered irrecoverable business losses” and that “any current and future bookings will be canceled.”

[Read more: ‘Lies on top of lies’: Tour company accused of bilking visitors out over $100K]

The company was run by travel operator Wendy Wong.

Hawaii News Now reported this month that one family from Milpitas, Calif. said they paid $100,000 to coordinate a trip to Maui for 80 guests. But nothing was booked and they never received a refund.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office is reportedly investigating.

People with complaints are asked to file them at TravelComplaint@dao.sccgov.org.

Copyright 2019 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.