How it works:
- Opening: at the beach, someone claiming to be from the tourist board claims that you have won a prize. He could also offer you a free boat/taxi trip to an (non-existent) exhibition.
- Set-up: to claim it, you have to go to their office for a 90 minutes timeshare presentation. You will be subject to high pressure sales tactics to sign up for a timeshare scheme.
- Prize: it’s actually a “free” stay at one of the timeshare apartments. However, there are terms and conditions to be fulfilled, such as being required to purchase all meals at the resort’s restaurants!
Places to beware:
- Gran Canaria: Playa de Maspalomas, El Faro de Maspalomas,Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Strandpromenade Meloneras
- Tenerife: Playa Fanabe
What to do: