Daily Archive: 12/27/2014

The Weekly Wisecrack: December 27, 2014

Father Time and Baby New Year

No, it isn’t just Santa who keeps a list and checks it twice. Where do you think Santa got the idea in the first place? Now you’ve been a very naughty little timeshare schlep this year starting with the Jones family back on January 2, 2014 during the first wave when you specifically told them, …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: December 27, 2014

Happy New Year

► Someone left the windows open at Scoop’s office this week and apparently a lot of snark got in. Either that or he’s completely lost his mind. So what’s the Scoop? Do you want to know what it’s going to be like in the timeshare biz in 2015? Scoop has made his prognostications at Scoop …

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ITG Weekly Jukebox: December 27, 2014

Joe Cocker, the great English rock and blues singer, has passed away at the age of 70 following a battle with lung cancer. It’s hard to describe Joe in a way that does justice to his contribution. Grammy and Oscar winner, yes he was, but that’s not enough. Said his agent, Barrie Marshall, “He was …

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New York USA Timeshare News: December 27, 2014

>> Eastern USA Timeshare News BROOKLYN: Someone at ABC’s Nightline got an invitation to a travel club presentation via a letter congratulating him on a free dream vacation, which included a two-night stay at any Marriott Hotel location, and it triggered an investigation. What’s it all about, Alfie? Ultimately an ABC News team wired themselves …

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Pennsylvania USA Timeshare News: December 27, 2014


>> Eastern USA Timeshare News WILKES-BARRE: What happens when you try to get Sundance Vacations to cancel your contract? Well, in the following case (and others, according to first-hand accounts) they can eventually be talked into cancelling but only on the condition that you sign a document promising to remove any negative comments you may …

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Missouri USA Timeshare News: December 27, 2014

>> MIDWEST AND SOUTHERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS BRANSON: Missouri’s Attorney General Chris Koster has been a busy man. Last week I reported that he petitioned Taney County Associate Circuit Court for a permanent injunction to force Thomas and Denver Wood and their travel club business to stop doing business in Missouri and to pay full …

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Illinois USA Timeshare News: December 27, 2014

>> MIDWEST AND SOUTHERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS EAST ST. LOUIS: Leandro Velazquez, a co-owner of National Solutions and related companies located in Orlando, Florida, has pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The plea was entered at the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois. Sentencing is set for Friday, …

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Caribbean Timeshare News: December 27, 2014

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS US VIRGIN ISLANDS: As of this writing the notorious Richard Franken has not received the license he needs to sell his latest vacation club product on St. Thomas. Apparently there has been something of a campaign against him, with public officials and just about everyone else being made aware of Franken’s …

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Timeshare Morning Meeting: December 27, 2014

This week’s timeshare sales tip: The Dream Inside: REMEMBER: I suppose if you consider all manner of gainful employment (jobs/careers) in the real world then a survey I recently ran across that claims “Only 2% of American Workers Are Satisfied With Their Jobs” may actually be believable! Whatever the real percentage, the fact of the …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: December 27, 2014


QUOTABLE QUOTES: “If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone.” -Robert Fulghum Can you guess from these pics where I’ll be ringing in the New Year 2015? You won’t win anything but bragging rights if you can guess without resorting to using a search engine. C’mon …

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Timeshare People on the Move: December 27, 2014

>> TIMESHARE PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Jonathan Mills has been appointed to the position of managing director of RCI’s Asia Pacific region. Mills will serve as a member of RCI’s senior leadership team, leading the execution of strategic priorities across the Asia Pacific market. He will be responsible for driving business growth while delivering value …

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