ANALYSIS

How the timeshare report affects you

11 December 2018 - 07:00
The clubs’ 'we don’t care, just keep paying' attitude applied even in the case where the members were too old or disabled to go on holiday.
The clubs’ 'we don’t care, just keep paying' attitude applied even in the case where the members were too old or disabled to go on holiday.
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“Will we be able to cancel without penalty?”

That’s pretty much all the thousands of SA timeshare “victims” were interested in as an outcome to the year-long National Consumer Commission’s inquiry into the timeshare/holiday points industry.

These are people who were lured to timeshare presentations by the promise of free holidays or gifts, and then seduced by dazzling audio-visual holiday presentations and subjected to dodgy high-pressure sales tactics.

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