Another cold caller on the list, Direct Resort Promotions or DRP
This company has been cold calling for the past months and offers promotional weeks to the consumers.
Direct Resort Promotions are offering 3 promotional holiday weeks which can be taken at any time within a 3 year period for the price of £625. The consumer has to decide the same day though as this offer will only be on the table for 24 hours.
But who are these people that seem to have all the contact details from the consumers and even know about previous bonus weeks booked through other companies?
Starting with the website www.directresortpromotions.co.uk a website registered in April 2012, we don’t really see an address of the office or a registration number of the company itself.
The agent on the phone assures the consumers they are based in the UK, but after the research we have done we have serious reasons to believe they are based in Spain! Why would they not tell this to the consumers?
From the investigations we have also deducted that Direct Resort Promotions is linked to many other Fly Buy companies that have been active in the past year(s).
Belonging to the same group we have; Extra Time Online, Resort Direct UK, The Gift Company, Extra Weeks, Easy Weeks Travel, The Ultimate Holiday Package, Direct Resorts International, Easy Consulting, Direct Resorts UK, Anu Points and Anu Corporate.
That is a lot of companies!
Direct Resort Promotions have the following contact details:
Phone UK: 0871 711 3545 and 0800 198 7766
And to take away the doubt they are based in the UK…they have a fax in Spain (!) +34 966 860 563
So we have a cold calling company that offers 5* accommodation in over 135 resorts worldwide and the only catch seems to be the consumer has to decide the same day as this offer is not ongoing!
We have also received feedback from consumers who tell us that the person calling from DRP Direct Resort Promotions makes them believe they are connected to RCI or even working for RCI directly! Consumers in that way are made to believe they are booking an RCI holiday and RCI standard! Direct Resort Promotions has certainly NOTHING to do with RCI or any other reputable exchange company!
Reading the small print on the website though it mentions that as a couple the consumers will be required to attend a presentation of at least 90 minutes…en if they fail to attend this presentation without a valid reason they will be liable to pay in full the rental cost of the accommodation for the duration of their stay.
This is certainly not something that is clearly pointed out when the consumer receives the cold call and is given a couple of hours to say yes to this “fantastic” offer!
If you have been cold called by Direct Resort Promotions from 08717113545 or 08001987766 we would like to know.
You can email us at email@example.com or place a comment on this blog.
This company are still at it what they tell you over the phone bears no resemblance to terms and conditions you receive. All staff are well trained in how to con you. I now tape conversations. Do not have anything to do with them or Extra time online or All inclusive club.
i recieved a phone call from direct resorts and was fooled into buying three weeks holidays with them for £465. tried to book a holiday with them but was passed around and in the end i asked for a refund and they laughed and hung up. i managed to get a refund from my bank after a lot of talking and involving the banking ombudsman. because it wasnt what i was talked into buying.
I Don’t know if it will work but I’ve just ordered ‘caller ID’ for my landline from BT – its got to be worth £20 or so a year to see if the person ringing is someone you want to talk to. These people are a bloody pain in the proverbial, I end up not answering calls at all and legitimate callers, i.e. family and friends start to wonder if something is wrong. Next step is to change my number . . .
So glad I researched Direct Promotions, they phoned me today and it sounded just the thing as money is tight and we were not going to be able to afford a holiday this year or next. I will not be giving them any of my money after reading reviews here and on trip adviser. Thanks everyone.
thanks for all comments I will definitely avoid I will stick to holidays direct I have booked with them before
yes in April 20013 told them not interested and now yesterday and today, give then 10 out of 10 for trying and 0 out of 10 for not knowing what NO means, their gunna try again in a month , im gunna change my number lol
they said i was recommended by my last holiday hotel cos we left the room tidy and clear !!!! really
Just been called today they have a different phone number now 01707419770 also they have changed their spiel, now it is you have had a holiday at such a hotel and the hotel said you were a valued client, always polite, never caused any trouble and left your room clean and tidy, she went off when I told her that my phone number was registered with the TPS and if I get any more calls I will report them.
OMG! there I was thinking wow, fantastic !. well after reading all the comments I think I should thank God ,
shame on these ppl.
Been called non stop for the last three weeks by direct resort promotions on a 01242 807391 number offering over exceptional deals. Not sure if its a scam.
Ive been COLD CALLED TODAY THANKS FOR ALL THE COMENTS WONT BE GOING THERE
They are still at it. Same script as above but changed as your conversation dictates. RESORT DIRECT FROM Manchester Valencia Essex or anywhere that suits them. phone 0800 198 7766 Les Johnson 7 years in timeshares.
Whichever way they tell it (and they will surely spin it) They are fra******* and cro**** who will take your money as easily as you like. Very clever sc*** set up to appear legit.
PLEASE DON’T PART WITH ANY MONEY..BY CREDIT CARD THINKING IT WILL BE THE CARD COMPANY THAT WILL RE IMBURSE IF THINGS GO WRONG.,..THEY WONT.
Did you try section 75 of the credit card for mis-selling the product
This is my story- My husband passed away early in April 2013- unknown to myself he had been contacted by direct resort promotion at end of Jan 2013 and parted with £658 to receive 6 separate weeks of accommodation. Further to this , he then paid £438 to Extra time online for a 5 yr membership ( this was 6 days prior to his death and he was not at all in good health) – still unsure what this ‘extra time’ is applicable to. He also had purchased membership to ‘All Inclusive silver membership’ at the end of Jan 2013 – unsure of cost of this. Although the payment transactions had been processed, no membership had been activated because he had not returned any signed forms to activate.
Shortly following his death I contacted the office- all have the same phone no- expecting some compassion in requesting a refund of payments made as the holidays were of no use to me. I was bluntly told that this was not possible, so I am left with a large amount of cash paid out to no avail and unable to use even if I wanted to because sadly my husband is not here to sign and return the required forms.
My advice is STAY AWAY
I’ve just had a cold call from Direct Resort Promotions – I asked them to email details of the offer they were making (7 nights all inclusive) for £49. However, upon checking, I found that they are not members of ABTA. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I won’t be booking anything with them!
I have just received a phonecall from Direct Resorts Int. They say I purchased 5 weeks plus city breaks in 2010 and they have now excpired. For a certain amount these can be reinstated without any expiry date. Obviously I was co**** in parting with my money in 2010 but I cannot recollect any phone calls from them, I have no emails they say they have sent and they will not scan over the ‘signed’ agreement from myself. Should I just learn an expensive lesson or pay another 300+. I notice their resort directory is very limited!
We were cold called over the weekend by a salesman suggesting he was linked to Interval International, who we have weeks banked with. Thanks for the above information putting us wise to the fact this looks like yet another sc**. He was calling back this afternoon to get our decision.
i have purchased 4 weeks off direct resorts promotions on Saturday 13 april for£328 on my credit card-have I been co****
i too would like to know if you got it
so when you booked the bonus week did you actualy get it .as i am about to book one .
Hi,I was just wondering if you managed to get your bonus week as I have just been checking online about direct resorts etc and was thinking of booking a week with them but am very nervous about it.
I have been called; the number comes up as ‘out of area’, which means OVERSEAS.
We get batches of bonus weeks offers often at £150-199 per week normally a two week offering. The offer is either a “bonus” due to time with RCI but more recently actually stating the company we are with and because of the maintenance fees we pay. Therefore giving the impression they are the home group. We had one for last year which we (wife) booked for Tenerife we also booked the second week of Easter with our own but the changed the agreement because their week had to be the final week and not the first.
so did you get your holiday?
I have had a call from same company today wanting modest additional payment for each of 5 extra weeks that I got drawn into buying few years ago but found I could never use because the systems for booking them seemed impossible and I could never get through to a working phone line. We had resolved never to entertain such calls again and toi consider our previous money lost but this call sounds a lot less pushy and more genuine…..has anyone actually managed to book anything with them?