MANCHESTER, U.K. — The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), TATOC, has announced the successful affiliation of on-line holiday marketplace, weholi.
Developed by Zurich based owners Thorsten and Nicole Wieting, weholi is an easy-to-use on-line marketplace for renting, exchanging and selling all forms of vacation ownership, without fees or commissions.
It is designed to provide added value to developers and individuals who own freehold vacation properties, fractional, timeshare, points, serviced apartments and more.
Members have access to an attractive rental programme while developers can benefit from new, low cost marketing channels. Previously this has been a challenge but weholi assists both parties.
Members can rent securely and receive all associated revenue while developers will welcome non-owning families into their resorts – quite possibly experiencing vacation ownership for the first time.
Kevin Wash, vice president of sales and marketing, stated: “weholi is delighted to be associated with TATOC as we share its values of honesty and transparency. We believe that weholi provides a valuable service to both vacation owners and developers alike.
“We are not looking to challenge the giants of exchange facilitation who do an incredible job. We are simply bringing a much-needed outlet to members and promote the benefits of vacation ownership to non-owners. We believe our association with such an established and respected body as TATOC will assist us in our objectives.”
Harry Taylor, TATOC’s executive chairman added: “weholi offers a great, new opportunity in the timeshare marketplace for both owners and developers and TATOC is looking forward to working with the team.”
As affiliates of TATOC, weholi will adhere to the TATOC Code of Conduct issued in August 2011 and the association’s code of ethics. All companies wishing to affiliate to TATOC are thoroughly vetted beforehand and continually monitored. Further details of the code of conduct can be found on the Association’s website (www.tatoc.co.uk).
The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), known as TATOC, was formed in 1989 and is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners in Europe.
Launched five years ago, TATOC affiliation was developed to provide a directory of suppliers of services such as marketing, exchange and re-sale to the timeshare industry in Europe.
TATOC member resorts looking to purchase such services for their own operations and to recommend to their members can work with these businesses safe in the knowledge they are regularly assessed to ensure the highest levels of customer service.
Today there are over 30 affiliated companies offering high quality, customer-focused products and services to the timeshare industry. TATOC affiliation has given these companies the edge when competing with other non-affiliated businesses.
For further information about TATOC, the Timeshare Association, and the affiliation programme, please contact Harry Taylor by email at: [email protected] or by telephone on: +44 (0) 161 237 3518.
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