Daily Archive: 03/11/2017

Weekly Wisecrack: March 11, 2017

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  The Podium Speaker Having been run out of Costa Rica by local authorities the newly arrived old-school podium speaker at a resort in the Dominican Republic tells the morning audience of TS exchangers that by becoming members at his UVC (Unique Vacation Club) they can finally travel when ever and where ever they so …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: March 11, 2017

► “There is no truth. There is only perception,” wrote Gustave Flaubert, the French novelist who wrote “Madame Bovary” 160 years ago. It’s a given that a group of people can experience the same event and come away from it with differing perceptions of what happened. For instance, it’s well known in the legal/law enforcement …

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Weekly Jukebox: March 11, 2017

  I watched a video of Katy Perry performing “Chained to the Rhythm” live at the recent iHeart Radio Awards show but while I admired her edgy new haircut and tripped out on the high energy performance by the kids accompanying her, I thought her own performance was just a bit off (and what the …

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New Jersey USA Timeshare News: March 11, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: CAMDEN: New sentencing dates have finally been set for Dennis Nadeau and attorney Joshua Gayl, the final two defendants awaiting their fate in the VO Group’s infamous timeshare disposal fraud case. Dennis Nadeau is set for sentencing on May 11, 2017 at 10:30 AM. RECAP: In Nov. 2014 Nadeau accepted …

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Nevada USA Timeshare News: March 11, 2017

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS LAS VEGAS: Has anyone besides me wondered what Diamond Resorts’ developer/CEO/President and 2-time Undercover Boss Stephen Cloobeck has been up to since he sold his company to Apollo Management? I’d imagine he had to sign a pretty tight non-compete contract with Apollo, but maybe he’s just done with timeshare development …

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Greece Timeshare News: March 11, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS CRETE: In the getting BIGGER category, Karma Group has purchased a new property just 5kms from the historical town of Agios Nikolaos, on the island of Crete. The resort’s name, Karma Minoan, celebrates the Minoan civilisation, rulers of the island three and a half thousand years ago. The Minoans left many …

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Peru Timeshare News: March 11, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS LIMA: RCI shows only 5 timeshare resorts in Peru and Interval International lists 3, so you couldn’t exactly say the country is awash in timeshares. But the club culture is another matter altogether, with fine athletic clubs in Lima boasting beach and mountain locations for members to use overnight on a …

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Ya Burnt! March 11, 2017

► It being a slow week and all, I thought I might give a shout out this week to stupidity in general, hilarity specifically, and misinformation broadly. I confess I’ve never been the type who suffers fools gladly. Where better to find all that stuff in one place than “A Gallery of Moronic, Misspelled and …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: March 11, 2017

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion or in politics, but it is not the path to knowledge, and there’s no place for it in the endeavor of science.” —Carl Sagan All too often sales and marketing personnel, the very people who make developers the big bucks, are looked upon …

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Getting BIGGER: March 11, 2017

Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) is getting BIGGER, having recently added two more entities to its growing organization. The two entities are: GeoHoliday, a Canadian-founded company with almost 30 years of vacation ownership history, provides exchange, leisure travel and reservation services for more than 27,000 Club members; and El Cid Vacations Club (ECVC), a Mexican …

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