More and more emails are received from consumers who have been dealing with ORA Vacations on their holidays to Tenerife.
The story repeats itself over and over again. Holiday makers who are approached on the promenades and commercial areas in Tenerife by young people with scratch cards. These OPC’s are offering the opportunity to the holiday maker to win a price. These prices consist of laptops and free holidays.
The OPC’s also explain that in order to pick up the price the holiday maker has to go to a viewing of a newly refurbished hotel, and by doing this the nice OPC will also receive his 60€ commission.
Those who agree to go on this viewing are taken by taxi to the ORA Vacation offices, and are shown around in one of the resorts nearby called the Flamingo Club. They are explained how they can join a Holiday Club that will provide accommodation in this resort against very competitive prices.
With the holiday membership, which can also be used by the family of the member, comes a holiday software CD, which shows other places available through Ora Vacation.
The cost of both is around £4950 and also includes 9 weeks holiday at the Flamingo Club, to be taken whenever it suites the member, including his family.
Some new members also receive free holiday accommodation which can be booked through the website www.boardinggate8.com and a Cashback Certificate linked to Cashback Europe Plc.
Cashback Europe is a product which has been used by numerous companies in the past. These dubious companies, such as Club Class have used this product as a sweetener at point of purchase, making the consumer believe they were going to recuperate their invested money in x amount of months. Needless to say that in 99% of the cases this is not true! (more about cash backs: http://wp.me/p1kmoi-gX)
The password for this software from Ora Vacation will be issued to the member within 14 days after paying the full purchase price.
The DVD holiday software is provided by Gulliver’s HSWUK and Holiday Software Ltd address is 100 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London. W1S 1SP
According with the Spanish Companies House, Ora Vacation 2008 SL was listed in Tenerife in July 2008, registered number: B38956660 as a Real Estate & Travel Agency Chapter
There is also a website : Ora Agency –www.ora-agency.com which seems to be for a Fly – Buy booking center claiming to promote the following resorts in Spain: Flamingo Club in Tenerife; Atlantic Garden in Fuerteventura; Oasis Lanz Club in Lanzarote, and Club Cala Pi in Majorca.
Research has shown is though that Ora Vacation is also connected to other dubious companies which have been active in the past. Most worrying the one with Connections6 another so called Discount Holiday Software system about which we have received numerous claims from consumers. It could be an indication that Ora Vacation is the continuation of Connection6.
Other companies related are Octopus Int Business Serv Ltd and Golden Travel Ltd / Golden Travel Club
If you have been on a presentation from Ora Vacation 2008 SL in Tenerife, please let us know.
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