A new holiday club has been brought to our attention by the name of Impact Services.
Impact Services uses OPC’s in the streets of Tenerife to bring consumers to their sales deck in order to present them with this holiday product. The OPC’s are dresses in white polo shirts with the “I” of Tourist Information Offices, which of course creates the “illusion” that they are actually working for this official governmental institution.
The consumers are presented with s scratch card and when they win the prize they have to go to the offices of Impact Services to pick this up.
When the consumers arrives at the offices, they are shown around at a Gold Crown resort and afterwards they are sat down at a table and a the representative shows a folder with pages of info re comparable holiday costs around the world. Each page shows how much cheaper things would be as a gold crown member. Comparisons are shown against known holiday providers such as Kuoni, Thomas Cook, etc.
Impact Services insists this club has nothing to do with Timeshare and the holidays on offer are at a price per room. Through the Gold Crown Resort website the members will be able to book accommodation and also flights at wholesale prices. The membership fee would be £4.695 and with this the member can use it to book as many holidays as he wants at cost price.
Together with the membership they also offer a Cash Back, which will provide the member the possibility to recuperate the money paid for the membership.
Impact Services takes a deposit on the day.
Having heard the above story from several consumers, we have done some research on Impact Services.
The website is www.impactservicesspain.com which was registered at the beginning of November. On the website there is no office address but only a contact form or a phone number +34 922 715 475 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The accommodation on display is mainly in timeshare resorts in Europe and Thailand.
From the information we have found we can though confirm that this company is related to Ora Vacations and also Via Gulliver as they used to call themselves lately.
Although it doesn’t look like they are offering the same “software” as with Ora Vacation / Via Gulliver, the fact that people are invited from the street under the impression this is done by somebody from the Spanish Tourist Office, the product itself of which they claim it isn’t timeshare and a deposit on the day…we certainly would recommend to be cautious with this company.
Have you been on a tour with Impact Services in Tenerife? We would like to know.
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