This consumer alert is for all those timeshare owners who are considering attending a presentation or so called consultation from ITRA.
Consumers who made an appointment thinking that this is about joining a class action to pursue the coordination of a claim to the courts on behalf of timeshare owners who can justify due cause for refund compensation, distress and damages on the grounds that their timeshare purchase was not of merchandisable quality.
If only this could be the real reason for attending their presentation / consultation….
ITRA – http://itra.net/ & http://itra.co.uk/ – currently the International Timeshare Refund Action – and until the end of August 2009, the International Timeshare Resale Association, has an unfortunate track record of misleading publicity and this resulted in 2008 by the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) demanding to take all their adds away as they are misleading. http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications/2011/1/International-Timeshare-Refund-Action-%28incorporated-in-the-Seychelles%29/TF_ADJ_49567.aspx
But as ITRA won’t give up, as they need to “feed” their sales decks with clients, and they have now found a way around this “hiccup” of advertising for one thing and then offering another thing. On their website there is now a phrase included stating:
“The sponsors of ITRA reserves the right to offer you alternative products during your consultation”
Hold on…what products? I am here to join a class action! Are you going to offer me an electric blanket or what?
No…ITRA does not sell blankets and as a matter of fact they don’t do class actions neither..yet…ITRA is basically an outfit created by the Club Class group of companies (i.e. Club Class Corporation (Gibraltar) Ltd) – www.clubclasscorporation.com – group which includes among them: The Discount Travel Membership Club –DTMC- Club Class Concierge – www.clubclassconcierge.com; the Spanish travel agency Premiere Travel –www.premieretravel.net and the cash back Cashback Europe Plc www.cashbackeurope.com .
So all ITRA is going to offer you at the presentation / consultation is buying into their Club Class Discount Travel Membership! And since last March’11 the alternative product is called Club Class Services sarl!
And we have to agree this is not misleading?
Are you invited to the ITRA consultation meeting?
Other useful articles about ITRA:
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-1a Club Class Concierge, ITRA and their fronts.
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-3e ITRA, “Consultancy Appointment” not as innocent as it sounds!
http://wp.me/p1kmoi-4Y ITRA obliged to refund money to an unhappy timeshare consumer!