Daily Archive: 04/08/2017

Weekly Wisecrack: April 8, 2017

Floor Duty Stuck on floor-duty once again at a timeshare resort in the Dominican Republic, Ed is finally starting to question the assurances he was given when he was hired about how visitors from nearby hotels as well as guests staying at his resort would walk into the lobby of their own free will and …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: April 8, 2017

  ► Imagine a world with no Big Macs in it. I know; impossible, right? Ignore for a moment the actual quality of a Big Mac in terms of taste and what you get as opposed to what is displayed in its marketing. Forget (if you can) that even Dairy Queen and Jack in the …

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Weekly Jukebox: April 8, 2017

  Don Rickles, the king of insult comedy, passed away April 6 at the age of 90 – and he was still insulting everyone nearly up until the day he died. Make no mistake, his comedy was never ever politically correct, and if you have a sensitive nature you may not enjoy it as much …

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Florida USA Timeshare News: April 8, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS DAYTONA BEACH: YAY! PARTEEEE! So what’s all the excitement about? Diamond Resorts has reopened its popular Daytona Beach Regency, which suffered significant damage when Hurricane Mathew hit the Florida coast in October 2016. As a result of that damage, the resort was closed for six months of repairs, refurbishment and …

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Pennsylvania USA Timeshare News: April 8, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS PHILADELPHIA: North America’s fastest-growing leisure resort company is headquartered in Philadelphia but most of its resorts are located in Mexico and the Caribbean. I’m talking about AMResorts, a subsidiary of Apple Leisure Group, which is positioned to reach the goal of 100 luxury, all-inclusive properties signed by 2020. At least …

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Virginia USA Timeshare News: April 8, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: NORFOLK: Here we go again. Deborah Wagner, a former attorney who lost her license to practice law in the State of Virginia due to her part in a timeshare transfer scam, has had her sentencing date reset for at least the 3rd time, this time for July 20, 2017 at …

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Louisiana USA Timeshare News: April 8, 2017

>> MIDWEST AND SOUTHERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS NEW ORLEANS: The ARDA World 2017 conference is over, everyone has gone home, and those who want to claim bragging rights for winning coveted Ardy awards will soon get around to issuing press releases about it. The list is quite long, covering Management and Administration, Marketing and Sales, …

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Ya Burnt! April 8, 2017

► Timeshare resale fraud. Does it never end? Apparently not, if recent headlines from all over the world are any indication. This has been a problem for a very long time, but in recent years it seems the lion’s share of the frauds originate in Mexico and are directed toward owners of Mexican timeshare interests. …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: April 8, 2017

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “You know you have a drinking problem when the bartender knows your name – and you’ve never been to that bar before.” —Zach Galifianakis I have two levels of thought this week, which merge into one. First, it’s about America’s Pledge of Allegiance, which was originally composed by Colonel George Balch in 1887, …

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Timeshare People on the Move: April 8, 2017

>> TIMESHARE PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Caroline Shin, Vacatia’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, has been named to ARDA’s Board of Directors. A seasoned travel and hospitality executive, Caroline’s extensive professional experience includes acting as the lead website architect on the startup team at Hotwire, which later led her to manage product and supplier relationships. …

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Getting BIGGER: April 8, 2017

Interval International has added six Maeva resorts in the French Alps and the south of France to its global vacation exchange network. Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group, a preeminent French tourism and investment real estate company, has managed the Maeva properties, known for family-friendly holidays, since 2001. Four of the recently affiliated resorts are located …

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