If you are booking a holiday with the company called The Holiday Specialist, you should know certain facts before you accept the offer.
This company The Holiday Specialist with website www.theholiday-specialist.com was registered on the internet in January 2011. The website does not really comply with the rules and regulations and neither is there a clear identification on which the people are behind this company.
The company based in Benidorm – Spain, has a UK phone number for contact 870 1922176 and an email address firstname.lastname@example.org
This company is cold calling timeshare consumers offering 3 weeks of accommodation for £297 on an offer that will expire very soon so the consumer needs to pay straight away if they want to be included. The dates of the travel will be booked later, so really the consumer pays for 3 weeks holidays and it will be the question if they will get at all the dates and/or destinations requested when they try to book.
On the website the company explains that they work with a large number of resorts and hotels and they are always looking for the best deal for the consumers.
So far so good. But is this really the setup of The Holiday Specialist? Why do they actually target timeshare owners on cold calls, using obviously information which is provided by…who?
On the confirmation email they send, they mention a Spanish company registration number: CIF: B54454988 this number exists, but the name of the company registered is Lifetime Marketing Solutions SL.
This company with the same registration address as The Holiday Specialist, C/ Gambo 9 – Benidorm is also connected to another company called Bonus Select Vacations SL
Bonus Select Vacations SL was a marketing company who operated in the year 2005, selling the dubious DWVC membership. We remind to the reader that this group went into liquidation a few months ago, leaving helpless all their members.
Don’t get us wrong, we are not against Fly Buy holidays if this is indeed the case!
We are against the alleged illegal use of timeshare company’s data bases. And against the unethical activity of Fly Buy companies that cold call existing timeshare owners from one Timeshare Company to invite them to go to another timeshare company.
I would like to know which Timeshare Companies have agreements with The Holiday Specialist. Do they know its modus operandi?
We thought that Timeshare owners and Timeshare Companies should be aware of this company.