Monthly Archive: July 2017

Send Well Wishes to Bill Tsao, One of Our Own

This is just a quick note to let you all know that Bill Tsao had a massive heart attack on July 25 and except for the quick actions of a good Samaritan would have died. After being in the ICU for six days with what was a 50/50 chance of coming out of his unresponsive …

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Weekly Wisecrack: July 29, 2017

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THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER!   While sipping a cup of instant coffee at the sales office Rick, who recently worked at one of the hottest resorts in Cabo San Lucas, realized that he had been duped into coming to Tijuana to make a “killing” selling a Vacation Club that turned out to be an …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: July 29, 2017

  ► “Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty,” said John Lennon. Timeshare sales reps know the feeling well. How did you do today, Bubba? Big deal? Little deal? No deal? At the end of the day week month did you feel like a …

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Weekly Jukebox: July 29, 2017

When Anthony Scaramucci was appointed as President Trump’s new Communications Director last week one of the first things that came to my mind was the great rock group “Queen”, and apparently I wasn’t the only one because the Twitterverse was alive with jokes about his name. Those of you not familiar with Queen might be …

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Timeshare Financial News: July 29, 2017

The Marcus Corporation has issued its 2nd Quarter Financial results and that’s of interest why? Because in addition to its huge Marcus Theaters segment the company also owns Marcus Hotels & Resorts, the most important element there being the timeshare property Grand Geneva® Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. In May, the company opened …

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Washington DC USA Timeshare News: July 29, 2017

>> Eastern USA Timeshare News WASHINGTON, DC: The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and the ARDA Resort Owners’ Coalition (ARDA-ROC) have released a strongly worded statement lauding federal prosecutors for sentencing Deborah Wagner, a Williamsburg VA-area lawyer, for taking part in a scheme that made hundreds of thousands of dollars off fraudulent timeshare transactions. As …

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California USA Timeshare News: July 29, 2017

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS SAN DIEGO: Welk Resorts believes that Reid Hein & Associates, operating as “Timeshare Exit Team,” and law firms in two states (Schroeter Goldmark & Bender of Seattle; Privett Law Firm of Pawnee, Okla.) are running a nationwide racketeering scheme to “induce vacation owners to disrupt Welk’s contractual relationships with its …

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Mexico Timeshare News: July 29, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS CANCUN and SAN CARLOS?: Back in the vicinity of 2012 or so Ernesto Coppel Kelly, founder of Pueblo Bonito Resorts, was hoping to take the brand into Cancun and the Riviera Maya. He planned to spend about $500 million to acquire four hotels, but despite his best efforts the financing just …

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Going Places: Pete and Lola’s Excellent Adventure

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Both Pete and Lola swear this story is true and I have no reason to doubt them, so here goes. To celebrate their 20th anniversary Pete and Lola decided to spend two weeks on the Big Island of Hawai’i and by planning ahead were able to secure a villa at Shell Vacations’ lovely Holua Resort …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: July 29, 2017

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QUOTABLE QUOTES: “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. “ —G.D. Anderson Transportation analytics firm INRIX recently released a study that looked at parking in 8,700 cities in more than 100 countries. What did they find? On average U.S. drivers spend 17 …

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Timeshare People on the Move: July 29, 2017

>> TIMESHARE PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Bob Milne has been appointed as chief operations officer for Vacasa, the second largest vacation rental management company in the U.S.A. The former President of Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America division, Milne brings deep industry experience to the position. He will oversee field operations in support of the company’s …

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Getting BIGGER: July 29, 2017

Interval International has affiliated three High-End Vacation Club resorts in China to its global exchange network. The multi-site club properties are situated in the country’s north-eastern and eastern regions, in the Beijing and Jiangsu provinces. Shanli Lohas Village Tourism Hotel is in Shanli Village, the “Long-life Village” surrounded by mountains about 55 miles northeast of …

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