MANCHESTER, England (August 17, 2011) — The Timeshare Association (for Timeshare Owner Committees), also known as TATOC, today launched the seventh issue of its Sharetime magazine for timeshare owners, members and affiliates.
The 32-page Sharetime magazine contains a range of interesting industry and holiday news and stories for timeshare owners, the committees who represent them and industry professionals. This is the seventh issue of the magazine in its current format and continues to be edited by industry expert Colin Collins.
The focus of the magazine is TATOC’s Code of Conduct. Launched last week (8th August 2011), the Code has been developed to provide a formal structure for partnerships between TATOC and reputable companies operating in the timeshare arena. TATOC board director Geoff Chapman explains to Sharetime the reasons behind the development of the Code and the hopes of the Association that reputable businesses will commit to it.
The issue also includes an update on the TATOC resort accreditation programme and Harry Taylor, TATOC’s executive chairman, shares his experiences of the GNEX conference held earlier this year. Sharetime reveals the latest scam-busting success from Surrey’s Economic Crime Unit and the RDO enforcement team.
There is news from RCI with the launch of the Platinum membership programme; detailed information on Resort Solutions’ management fee insurance for owners and their collection service while Spice explains its new form of flexible timeshare product.
Sharetime columnists Lisa Ann Shreier, the timeshare crusader and owner Katrina Disken, share their thoughts and there is the latest round up of news from TATOC member resorts and affiliates including Club La Costa, Diamond Resorts, Silverpoint and Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket. New TATOC silver affiliate Jelle Elkerbout shares his view of the timeshare industry and we announce Travel & Leisure’s platinum affiliation of the Association.
“We are very proud of this seventh issue of Sharetime,” said Mr. Harry Taylor, TATOC executive chairman. “We cover a wide range of subjects from the activities of trustees and the TATOC helpline to stories of successful exchange holidays and happy timeshare owners. The magazine is now available to read online and we have committed funds to printing and distributing copies as well. We would like to thank affiliates RCI, Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket, Resort Solutions, Spice and Merlin, who have sponsored the website and advertised with us.”
Sharetime magazine is available to read online in digital format from its own dedicated website. To view the magazine, visit www.sharetimemagazine.com.
Printed copies of the magazine will also be available this time and distributed to TATOC members, resort managers and affiliates. Additional copies can also be provided for affiliates if they would like to distribute the magazine at their resorts.
The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), known as TATOC, was formed in 1989. There are 90 member resorts located across Europe giving TATOC access to over 350,000 timeshare-owning families.
The aim of Sharetime magazine is to provide a positive image of the industry to both timeshare owners and the general public. Sharetime magazine supports the efforts of TATOC to promote timeshare, protect consumers from scammers and to secure the future of a legitimate industry for its members to continue to enjoy. The new digital format allows this message to be spread even further.
Formed in 1989 TATOC is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners in Europe. There are 90 member resorts located across Europe giving TATOC access to over 350,000 timeshare-owning families.
The mission of TATOC is to safeguard and enhance the timeshare holiday experience for existing and prospective users and to be the voice of owners. In recent years, TATOC has focused not only on increasing the membership base but also raising the profile of the Association, establishing TATOC as the recognised voice of the timeshare consumer and an informed point of contact. The Association is now a regular contributor to the consumer press and works closely with the UK’s Trading Standards offices, the police and other authorities.
For further information about TATOC, the Timeshare Association please contact Mr. Harry Taylor by e-mail at: [email protected] or by telephone on: +44 (0) 161 237 3518.