We are publishing this Information as we have been contacted by some
of the tour participants asking us for information
and status of the above tour !
a bad news for you at this point. Though all the arrangements were
made by us as specified in our below itinerary which we have been
promoting on our website since March 2006 – But
recently we came to know about the fraudent activities
of Mr. Steven Hairfield as
after having used all our services and collected advance
payments from the participants he is not operating the tour as
Like us also the group members are subject
to cheating activity as if they participated in the tour they will
not be getting the services as they were mentiond in our original
itinerary nor they will be staying in the same hotels as described
all are probably aware that till recently all the tour related links
of the tour from Mr. Hairfields sites were pointing towards our
It looked like as
Experience the truth of India by experiencing directly the people
while visiting with them for an eye opening experience on the
simplicity of life. A true journey of Self Discovery!
To view the complete
To view the hotel we will be staying in
In the Spiritual City of Pushkar and Lake
the tour has been booked and advance payments are
he has removed the links from his website in the mid of last
week (2nd week of August 2006) and only than we realized that we
have been cheated by him.
the tour participants should be informed that we have the snap
shots and technical specifications available if needed for future
reference as this material is subject to copyright and we intend to
lodge a complaint with the authorities against Dr. Steven as he is
denying to pay the charges and compensation for the services of ours
he used for over six months. Mr. Steven Hairfield is intentially
no more contactable
We would like to mention the reasons we are asking Mr.
hairfield for the compensation:
From March 2006 till August 2006 he
had been using our resources to promote the tour and have made the
booking on the basis of the information which were provided
exclusively on our
website which has been designed, promoted and hosted by us.
having given the tour operation to a third party he has broken the
mutual agreement with us and to the participants same services can
not be provided as they were mentioned in the original tour
In another words having used
our Services over 6 months - he is denying to pay – this is a fraud !
The tour itinerary is a copyright of Indo Vacations and tour
operation has to take place through Indo Vacations only. He intends
to misuse the
copyright which is illegal and subject to legal consequences
have suffered financial loses and moral harassment due to the
cancellations for the arrangements we made for the tour on the basis
of written communication with him.
Team of Indo Vacations who worked on the tour booking & website
design for tour would like to meet him during his visit to India to convey a message:
Dr. Steven Hairfield never meant the things he said and wrote – he
should be made to realize this intensively
of the Mr. Hairfield fraud activities:
receiving Mr. Hairfields mail on 10th Feb. 2006 we
prepared a tour as per his expectations, in the following days made
the amendments as wished by him and it was accepted by him with
great satisfaction on 13th of February 2006.
that he asked us again for some more options and we had some mail
exchanges and eventually on 22nd February 06 he finalized the tour
accepting the cost of the tour mentioned in his e mail. Upon having
the confirmation from him on the same day we activated the tour
bookings and he was intimated.
request on 27.02 06 we sent him our Tour itinerary with details as
he wished to publish this on his website.
March 2006 he requested us to advertise the tour only on our website
as he said, he would like to use only our website to provide the
information and with a lot of work & energy we upgraded the page,
updated the contents, uploaded many pictures which was a lot of work
but we did this anticipating good potential & seeing a trustworthy
partner in him.
April 2006 he informed us that he has already 10 people but he is
looking at 30 and we changed the booking arrangements and confirmed
him same by a return e mail. On his request to send the details to
Mr. Garry (his associate) , a copy of the itinerary and the cost was sent to him.
request for the advance deposit he informed to wait for a while as
he is still in process to make the bookings and he would pay all at
once (his mail of 21.04.06)
On 28th March 2006
Mr. Gary wrote us an e mail asking for a cut / commission for him on
the tour cost. He was told that as the cost was already negotiated
and finalized with Dr. Steven with many extra inclusions so we could
not give any further reduction /commission on the tour cost.
All the tour participants should be informed that we provided the
cost as low as only USD 878 per person to Dr. Steven.
may 2006 Mr. Hairfield confirmed that the tour was going to take
place through Indo Vacations only and there was no change in
the itinerary and Mr. Gary would not contact us any more for his cut
and commission on the tour cost. He
confirmed this twice to us on 11th may as well as on 12th
having spoken with Dr. Kotecha (The Ayurveda doctor)
him on 13 may 2006 that all the services from our side and requested
him to send all the details as and when they are with him. On 13th
may he informed us that he would made us the details available as
soon as possible.
faith we reconfirmed the hotels and made all the needed
arrangements, to mention a few making payments to the transporters,
sending hotels the contract vouchers, fixing some important
appointments with the known spiritual leaders, arranging utensils
for the Hindu rituals as mentioned in our tour itinerary and also
organizing OM RINGS including his as he wished to have one and we
arranged it for the whole group !
tour members should be informed that:
This tour was designed by us which falls under the Copyright of Indo
Vacations. The contents were written by Mr. Sanjeev Minglani
was subject to the tour operation through Indo Vacations only.
From the very first day till the tour was sold out recently, for the
promotion purposes Mr. Hairfield used the material provided by us
only on our website (which was solely created by for the logical
purpose of tour operation through us).
As all of you aware that our website has played a significant role
to provide the information and getting the bookings to Mr.
Hairfield. The information provided by us was the main and perhaps
the only internet source of Information.
till 2nd August 2006
was using our website to give the information where official tour
operator is Indo Vacations and nobody else. Here is the link:
On 4h August he write us somebody has forgotten to alert as and he
does not want us any more to be operative partner despite his
written commitments to us !
Indo Vacations feel ourselves misused and betrayed due to the
reasons stated above and we would take every possible action against
Mr. Hairfield and make him pay for the compensation due the moral
and financial suffering of ours.
We regret to the traveler who have booked the tour
by not knowing the facts and might now have
to face nconvenience and problems that
may cause them due to the fraudent
activities of Mr.
This page will be updated again with more information about actions against Mr.
Indo Vacations - Betrayed by an an American Monk, Dr. Steven