Victorian Tourism Centre just won't give up. Yet ANOTHER spam fax arrived this morning with it's taunting message:
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO RECEIVE FURTHER INFORMATION FROM VICTORIAN TOURISM CENTRE PLEASE CALL 03 825 60174 OR EMAIL REMOVE@VICTOURISM.COM.AU
Of course, calling the number achieves nothing except reassuring them that my fax number is "live" so it's well worth keeping on their database.
So why do they keep spamming me?
- It costs them virtually nothing.
- They are trying to sell me "holiday vouchers" I can use in such exotic locales as Warrnambool, Echuca, and Hastings.
So... I took some time to check out the wonderful voucher system they sell to these desirable locations:
Example 2 - Ocean Grove Cedar Cabins. Special VicTourism package for 2 nights with 2 brekkies, 1 $40 dinner & a game of golf just $294.90. Ocean Grove Cedar Cabin's website, 2 nights accommodation only $220.
Example 4 - Mallacoota Motor Inn. Special VicTourism package for 3 nights with a free BBQ pack $299.90. Mallacoota Motor Inn's website, 3 nights with no BBQ pack (depending on season) $225, $240 or $330.
Of course, use of these Holiday Vouchers is "not valid public, school holidays, long weekends or certain special events. Please check with hotel as sometimes on availability you may be able to book, however a surcharge may apply."
So hopefully I have now proven that these "special offers" are not really that special after all, and Victorian Tourism Centre offers packages that are more expensive than you can get if you book with the hotels directly.
PLEASE STOP SPAMMING ME!