Monthly Archive: September 2017

Weekly Wisecrack: Sept. 30, 2017

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  Would I Lie? The podium speaker for a new Vacation Club reassures his audience that with as little as a 24-hour request and with no blackout dates they can reserve any time of the year they want, that there are no annual maintenance or exchange fees and each year they can use as many …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: Sept. 30, 2017

  ► In 1996, Florida physical therapist Paul Shimkonis sued his local nudie bar claiming whiplash from a lap dancer’s large breasts. Shimkonis felt he suffered physical harm and mental anguish from the breasts, which he claimed felt like “cement blocks” hitting him. Shimkonis sought justice in the amount of $15,000, which was denied. That’s …

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Timeshare Financial News: Sept. 30, 2017

  ► Vail Resorts, Inc. has reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2017 and provided its outlook for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2018. This is important why? Not because Vail itself is a timeshare company but because it owns so many resort destinations where shared ownership resorts …

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Florida USA Timeshare News: Sept. 30, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: BOCA RATON: James Michael Tomasso ( a.k.a. “Jimmy Johnson,” a.k.a. “James Michaels,” a.k.a. “William David”) apparently really likes Florida. At least every time he gets busted for a crime there he chooses to try try again in the same place. In 2005, for instance, he was sentenced to three years …

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South Carolina USA Timeshare News: Sept. 30, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: MYRTLE BEACH: If you’re a member/owner with Orange Lake Resorts, home to the Holiday Inn Club Vacations® brand, you can look forward to future vacations at the South Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach. The company recently completed a huge new pool feature area there called Splash Cove that includes two …

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California USA Timeshare News: Sept. 30, 2017

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: SAN DIEGO: ARDA’s West Regional Meeting is right around the corner, but you still have time to register. It will be held October 18, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego in (of course) downtown San Diego, CA. These are very popular events, especially in places like San Diego, …

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Washington USA Timeshare News: Sept. 30, 2017

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: BELLEVUE: A U.S. generational data study released recently by Expedia® Media Solutions, the advertising arm of Expedia, Inc., does not specifically refer to the timeshare industry, but everyone from Marketing, Sales, Management – all the way to those who actually plan the physical layout of timeshare resorts from architecture to …

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Ya Burnt! Sept. 30, 2017

  On August 29, 2017 InsideTheGate.com received the following email from someone calling himself “John Johnson” regarding a report I ran last December about Kristopher Chavez (a/k/a Chris Culhane) and his company Timeshare Rescue. A link to that article is provided in the email below, but in brief the story goes like this: Chavez had …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: Sept. 30, 2017

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “Red wine’s for my high blood pressure, scotch is for allergies and hot rum for my colds. When do I drink water? I’ve never been that sick.” —Ruth Buzzi So here we are. It’s officially Autumn already, the Earth is turning inexorably toward the long sleep of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere even …

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Timeshare People on the Move: Sept. 30, 2017

>> TIMESHARE PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: Cory Stegemann, Founder & CEO of both Cyria Group Inc. and Genescy Corporation was recently elected to the board of directors of the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA). Cyria Group, which was founded by Stegemann in 2007, has a proven track record in the industry when it comes to …

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Getting BIGGER: Sept. 30, 2017

  RCI has affiliated two new properties in China to its exchange network – Blue Bay International Resort and Fujian Wuyi Hot Spring Resort. With these additions, RCI’s portfolio in China now boasts over 60 properties. This agreement allows 3.8 million RCI members to access vacation exchanges in China. Located in the south coast of …

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Weekly Wisecrack: Sept. 23, 2017

CENSORSHIP? “…and lastly, before you receive your paychecks this afternoon you will first sign a statement acknowledging your understanding that the online posting of any comments anywhere about the company or those running the company – regardless of the nature of those comments – is strictly forbidden. Any violation of this company policy will result …

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