A new company is actively cold calling Timeshare consumers for different promotional offers. This company is called Sponsored Breaks, and apart from the conventional accommodation in Timeshare resorts they also offer City Breaks, Cruise Holidays and flights.
Sponsored Breaks seems to be connected to a company called Sponsored Weeks about which we already posted an article on this blog.
The website for Sponsored Breaks www.sponsoredbreaks.co.uk was created in July 2014
Their address quoted is in the UK Sponsored Breaks, Suite 43, 43 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, Westminster, London W1J 5FT
Telephone 0800 198 1048 / 01304 700 050 / 0800 950 6140 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have not found a mention on the web about a Company Registration in the UK or Spain for Sponsored Breaks.
Being such a recent company with a booking rule of 8 weeks prior to the date, it seems rather odd they already have numerous testimonials about holidays enjoyed from different consumers.
The supposed flight bookings is a link to the website of Sky Scanner which is indeed a flight search engine, which anybody can access from any computer directly.
Going through the terms and conditions it becomes clear that both City Breaks and Cruises are booked by third party companies. The holiday accommodation in the resorts is booked by Sponsored Breaks and people should be aware that there is the obligation to go through a “holiday presentation” during their stay. In case the consumer does not attend such presentation the resort has the right to charge the full rental price to them.
Consumers are made aware in the terms and conditions as well, that failure to notify the company that they own at a timeshare resort can result in cancellation of the booking. Something that seems rather strange…
Cold callers and offers too good to be true should always be treated with caution.
Make sure that when you are called by a company such as Sponsored Breaks, you receive the terms and conditions PRIOR to paying the actual money for the package.
If you have been contacted by Sponsored Breaks from free phone 08001981048 then please do let us know.
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