(PLO)- The Ministry of Public Security has just issued a warning about the distortion of the sale and purchase of “tourist holiday ownership”.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, the buying and selling activity of “Timeshare” has appeared for a long time and is very popular in the world.
Recently, this model has been quite developed in Vietnam, but in the process of operation, some companies have taken advantage of the trust, ignorance, targeting the people’s psychology of liking gifts… of the people to cheat. island, profiteering.
Beware of losing money when buying and selling “property vacations”
It is known that “owning a tourist holiday” is a tourism model that provides the service of purchasing the right to stay at one or several hotels and resorts for a certain period of time (usually 7 days/1 year). seasonally or continuously for many years, depending on the agreement signed between the parties.
In Vietnam, this model is introduced as a solution to stimulate tourism demand with advantages compared to normal tourism, such as: more economical costs, only a few hundred thousand VND/night stay at a luxury hotel. any in the corporate real estate system, save 70% compared to buying a regular holiday. Even customers have the right to exchange, buy, sell, rent … when there is no need to use, consider this a profitable investment channel.
At present, the demand for resort and vacation of the people is increasing, some businesses and consultants selling tourism products actively call to invite and introduce attractive promotions and discounts. leading, giving preferential vouchers… to entice people to participate.
The Ministry of Public Security advises people to be cautious when signing a contract “to own a tourist vacation”. Internet photo.
If anyone agrees to buy, they will promptly give the contract to the customer to sign. Because the contract has a large number of A4 pages, many people do not read it carefully or do not understand it well, not knowing that they are “set” with many unfavorable terms but still sign. This makes it difficult for authorities to identify signs of crime and protect victims when disputes and complaints arise.
Loopholes in the law on the type of contract “owning a vacation vacation”
According to the Ministry of Public Security, over the past time, the Public Security agency has received many complaints and accusations of some business companies “owning tourist vacations” about participating in vacation sharing contracts but not properly enjoying them. benefits as committed or advertised, incurring additional costs; Customers cannot resell them to others and cannot get their money back.
Faced with the above situation, the Ministry of Public Security recommends that people need to learn carefully about the terms related to the interests of customers, the responsibilities of the business, the value of the contract, the types of related costs, the terms of termination. terminate the contract and handle violations.
Another risk is that most contracts for the sale and purchase of “holiday ownership” are contracts that are not included in the list of essential goods and services that must be registered in the form of a contract. Therefore, it is very difficult to control such business contracts.
In addition, the purchase and sale of “property vacations” often have a long term (possibly lasting for decades), customers have to pay large amounts (from a few hundred million to billions of dong) right from the start. when the ability and efficiency of service use in the future is unknown.
“Notably, at the time of signing the contract to own a vacation, it is possible that the apartments and resort hotels are just on the table and have not yet started construction. Or the seller “owns the tourist holiday” may not own any project or hotel, but only an intermediary that cooperates with the owner of the project or hotel to sell services to customers. complaints in the process of using the service, it is difficult for the seller to guarantee the interests of the customer.
Not to mention, for those who invest in the vacation ownership model for the purpose of making a profit, the transfer of vacations depends heavily on market factors, as well as the terms related to the transfer signed with the business. service provision industry. Many customers after purchasing the holiday ownership service cannot resell it to others because there is no buyer or the transfer cost is too high,” emphasized the Ministry of Public Security.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism issued a note on the ‘holiday ownership’ service.
(PLO)-According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the above activity is to ensure compliance with the provisions of law and the quality of products and services provided to consumers.