A company called Blue Flag Travel has started to cold call Timeshare consumers with an offer for a promotional stay at their resorts.
Blue Flag Travel (the same as GC Resorts) is not very clear about where they obtained the personal data of the consumer, data which obviously cannot be obtained through the timeshare resorts or reputable exchange companies.
The website from Blue Flag Travel http://www.blueflagtravel.com was registered at the beginning of March 2012, but for a new company they have certainly a lot of resorts on offer.
The content is though very similar to other Fly buy websites, such as the GC Resorts.
So it seems it’s another fly-buy week provider from the group of companies run by Eugen Kaiser.
From the website it isn’t very clear where the company is based, as there is only a telephone number 0044 1225 946 007 and different email addresses: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
There is no office address and neither is there a UK Companies House registration number.
On the FAQ page there is a question about how they can offer these promotional weeks: How can you do the weeks so cheap? The resorts and hotels we have available are choosing to offer these are cost price due to low occupancy on the resorts. This gives the resort the opportunity to promote the onsite facilities and amenities that are available to you and also let you know of any future offers.
Are they actually saying here that there is a presentation attached to this offer? Will that be part of the terms and conditions once the consumer has paid for a promo week? Maybe you are better off asking this upfront, the same as other terms and conditions such as age and who you have to travel with.
Do ask! Better be safe than sorry!
There is nothing wrong with taking up a promotional week offer, and most timeshare consumers are familiar with these kinds of holidays. But we always ask for caution in cases like companies such as Blue Flag Travel when the offer comes on a cold call, the terms and conditions are not mentioned on the website and the company does not provide a lot of information about themselves.
Have you been called by Blueflag Travel from 01225946007 ?
Please tell us your experience: firstname.lastname@example.org