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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

How to Deal Smartly with Aggressive Timeshare Salesmen in Bali, Indonesia

The timeshare industry is known for the aggressive salespeople who will do everything just to make potential consumers sign the contract. But since economy is down since 2007, many are not interested in owning a timeshare anymore while the current owners are also trying to get out of their timeshare contracts. So what you expect from the timeshare companies and timeshare salesmen is a much aggressive tactics up to the point of being unethical. Such sales tactics also threatens the Bali's tourism sector.

The timeshare spotters at Bali's airport look for sign boards from travel agencies and hotels bearing the guest's name and their hotel's identity. Such information is later used by the timeshare operators to telephone the subject hotels and establish contact with guests.

However, when visiting Bali, here are some practical measures to deal with timeshare operators if ever they interfere your holiday vacation.

First, keep your hotel name a matter of private information when you stay in a hotel. If you receive unwanted phone calls, try to contact the hotel's management and ask them to screen your incoming calls. Meanwhile, if a timeshare representative approaches you and becoming bothersome, you can ask their company to cease and desist in their bothersome behaviour. Moreover, if you are confronted by timeshare salesperson who just won't go away, snap a picture with your camera or your hand phone and tell the salesperson of your intent to make a formal complaint.

At these times, there are several owners who are trying to get rid of their timeshares while some even hire a timeshare transfer company such as the Transfer Smart. While the number of these owners is increasing, the timeshare salespeople are also becoming more unethical just to make a deal. On the other hand, to avoid being a victim of the rudeness of timeshare salesmen when visiting Bali, try to consider those points mentioned above.

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