A recent report by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has highlighted problems within the travel industry after almost 1000 cases of holiday fraud were reported last year.
One of the most common type of fraud is where Holiday makers had apparently booked a private villa or apartment only arrive at their destination to find the property doesn’t exist or that they were locked out as the owner had no knowledge of their booking; this is bad news for genuine businesses like Panoramic Villas and we want to reassure you that booking with us GUARANTEES that your holiday home will be there and ready for your arrival!..
A sure sign of fraudulent activity is so-called travel companies or private property owners asking you to make a direct bank transfer into their account. Do not do this! All of our payments are taken through our secure payment gateway, Sagepay. This means that even in the very unlikely event that your holiday home wasn’t there, your payment is protected and your card company can return those funds to you.
BBC News: Holiday Fraud, Avoid Online Scams
Keith Doyle reports on a couple who book a holiday online only to find that their dream holiday was a scam, see the BBC News video below.
Panoramic Villas are a registered business in the UK and we adhere to strict terms and conditions that our property owners have to agree to before we will list their property on our site. Where possible, we will go out and visit properties before listing them but we certainly require sufficient evidence that they actually exist! Look for the Verified logo on our site next to all the properties we have visited or guests have been to and provided feedback for.
Panoramic Villas guarantee that your chosen holiday home will be there for you and if despite all our due diligence for any reason, one day it is not, we will rehouse you in a suitable nearby property of your liking or we will personally refund all of your rental monies in full (see T&Cs)… that’s how confident we are, your recommendation is our reputation.
You cannot underestimate testimonials from happy holidaymakers. Before you book a holiday with us read what people have said not only about the property you are going to stay in but also about Panoramic Villas service. We pride ourselves in being the best we can be in this industry and we want you to trust us. Also read over our homeowner testimonials which should reassure you that we work closely with our property owners to make sure we provide you with the best holiday and the best service possible.
Above is a recent article taken from the Sunday Times demonstrating that renting direct from the so called owner is very often not the best or the safest route. Paying through Panoramic Villas means you still pay direct from owner prices BUT ensures your money is always safe, and your holiday is guaranteed.
In short, Panoramic Villas can guarantee that if you book with us you will have total peace of mind. We want to be your ‘go to’ travel company offering you the best of both worlds – quick, easy and secure holiday bookings, owner knowledge and straight from the owner prices. Why go anywhere else?
“PANORAMIC VILLAS – WE CARE ABOUT YOUR HOLIDAY BECAUSE OUR REPUTATION IS BUILT ON IT”