The name “Slonce” has been mentioned over the past months in relation to different companies.
First we had the company “Market my Timeshare” offering resale’s for timeshares, where people had to travel to Tenerife to complete the sale. Once in Tenerife the timeshare owner had to go through a meeting of Slonce Marketing, where they pitched a Discount Membership club.
Then we have Orange Sun Travel, who invites mainly Club Class owners over to Tenerife, for a supposed refund claim. Once in Tenerife, again the consumer is put through a sales meeting for a Travel club Membership of Slonce Marketing.
And now we also have those consumers who had weeks offered through different Fly buy companies such as Viva sol or Sunline direct, and can now book these through Slonce Travel.
Slonce Travel offers them a range of hotels in Tenerife but all with the obligation to go through a 90 minutes presentation.
The consumer is told he will be picked up from the hotel / resort by a representative or they can take a taxi which will be reimbursed.
Sadly those who took a taxi and decided at the end of the meeting not to join this holiday scheme were not reimbursed at all!
Throughout the presentation the consumer is shown the website of Slonce Travel http://en.sloncetravel.com.pl who presents themselves on this website as a “Polish” travel agent with their headquarters in Tenerife.
In order to join the Travel club or Membership from Slonce Travel the consumer is requested a payment of around £1500, which supposedly goes into a fund. This fund generates a 14% interest and in that way Slonce can afford to offer people heavily discounted travel. Not only through the fund, but also as they are based in the Canary Islands, the agent from Slonce Travel explains there is hardly any taxes to pay, so again this results in discounts on travel of at least a 30% to 40%.
The sales representative at the meeting from Slonce Travel shows that the consumer will be able to book anything available and as a proof there is even a LOGO from Thomson on the website. Clicking on the logo of Thomson holidays it takes you to their website, but there is NO CONNECTION at all with Slonce Travel. Still is looks rather strange that this company is displaying this logo as if they are connected and we are afraid more than one consumer will think there is this “trustworthy” relationship.
Seen the fact that this company is not too upfront with their real intentions when inviting consumers, and neither is the product they offer very clear…we certainly recommend precaution when attending such meeting.
If you have been already on a holiday where you ended up in a meeting with Slonce Travel, we would like to hear from you.
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