Business Type: VACATION CERTIFICATE/VOUCHER COMPANIES Better Business Bureaus across Canada and the U.S. are being deluged with inquiries on various travel-type promotions. Consumers are approached by either mail or long distance phone call and told they have "won" a trip. They are then asked to supply a credit card number.....usually for a small handling fee.....Once the company has your number, they can charge any amount on the card..... The offers range from real estate sales, timeshare resorts, condos, etc. where accommodation only is offered, to air fare being offered, and inflated charges made for hotel accommodations. Problems usually concern non-availability or scheduling of flights and difficulties in receiving refunds. Most vacation certificates offer only lodging or just air fare. The consumer will, in most cases, be responsible for all other expenses - meals, transportation to and from the airport, etc. We would strongly advise that you do not give out credit card numbers unless you are prepared to accept the adverse effects of this release. We would advise extreme caution......consumers should check with the local travel agencies for comparison pricing. For further information about individual companies, please call the Better Business Bureau at 386-6348 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or Fax 386-2367.