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he GateHouse is an irreverent weekly blog powered by InsideTheGate.com. Sharing the good, bad and ugly about the shared ownership industry, this is your best source for timeshare news, exposés, ideas, gossip, argument, opinion, speculation, and editorial comment.

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The Biz According to Sam Snidely: December 15, 2018

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OM… OMM… OMG…:

Any Closer can meditate all they want, attend seminars or listen to recordings produced & sold by motivational speakers telling them how great they are and that “…either you sell them or they sell you…”.

But at the end of the day Aggie is not going to seal any deals when her sales guests are financially challenged.
 
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Tweet of the Week: December 15, 2018

Tweet of the Week

    “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going,” said American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux.

    Which are you, tourist or traveler?


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t’s a great big beautiful world out there, you know, full of wonderful things to do, new friends to make, interesting people to meet, new customs to learn about, new foods to try, accomplishments to celebrate, fun to have, romances to enjoy… Life is a short warm moment. Make the most of it!
 

Where are YOU going this year?
 
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Weekly Jukebox: December 15, 2018

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‘m giving you four(!) versions of the same song this week because I liked all of them so much that I couldn’t decide who I loved the most among them.

“Ay! para Navidad”, written by Sergio Villar, is a beautiful Christmas song made famous by Argentina’s legendary folk/nuevo cancion singer Mercedes Sosa (also known as “La Negra”, “the Voice of the Voiceless Ones” and “The Voice of Latin America”. Mercedes recorded forty albums, and so popular was she that when she died in 2009 at the age of 74 her body was placed on display at the National Congress building in Buenos Aires for the public to pay their respects, and President Fernández de Kirchner ordered three days of national mourning

Since Mercedes kind of “owned” the song by virtue of being the person most associated with it (she is often mistakenly credited as the author), I’ll lead off with a three-part video that begins with her passionate version of it, followed by “The Three Tenors” (Jose Carrera, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti) at their 1999 Christmas Concert in Vienna (accompanied by a choir of youngsters so sweet it will make your heart leap! Also, keep an eye out for the enthusiasm of the conductor.)

The video finishes up with a slide show of Los Chalchaleros, an amazing and beloved Argentinian musical folkloric ensemble consisting of Víctor Zambrano, Franco Sosa, Aldo Saravia, and Juan Carlos Saravia who were active from 1948 until they disbanded in 2003. In case you’re wondering, the name Los Chalaleros refers to a local songbird.

And to end things off Tigaray, a revered musical group from the Canary Islands, will wish you a Feliz Navidad with their enthusiastic version of the song. The group was founded 25 years ago by a young Tenerife man named Pedro Guerra who carried a suitcase of dreams, sounds and a guitar to Madrid, Spain, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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The Biz According to Sam Snidely: December 8, 2018


 
WHAT A GUY!:

Having the best month ever that included fewer ‘kicks’ and increased sales volume as well as improving their net closing ratios and corresponding VPGs, the developer was so pleased with last month’s STATS that after a long absence of any SPIFFS he decided to demonstrate his appreciation and special ordered 4 $5-dollar equally sliced pizzas to be delivered to his sales center so that his entire marketing and sales staff of 48 1099 I/C’s could all come in for a Friday afternoon 10 minute party & enjoy a bonus immediately following the final wave that day.

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Timeshare Odds & Ends: December 8, 2018

Odds & Ends of timeshare news

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    1. a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
    synonyms: folk tale, folk story, legend, tale, story, fable, saga, mythos, lore, folklore, mythology, “ancient Greek myths”
    2. a widely held but false belief or idea.
    “he wants to dispel the myth that sea kayaking is too risky or too strenuous”

So what’s the Scoop?. Golly gee, what in the world might the word “myth” have to do with timeshares? See: Scoop du Jour: Timeshare Myths

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Here are some questions readers of this blog want to know the answers to:

  1. What and when are the plans for resuming Sales operations at Walleys resort in Genoa NV?
  2. Is it true that Heather Guffin who runs a bunch of timeshare exit companies also owns a church and proclaims herself as a “Pastor”?
  3. Ctrip Travel is trying to purchase my rainforest property in Costa Rica I had advertised on Vivium International real estate, they are contacting me from Mexico City, do I smell a rat?
  4. I just heard that ts-exit guy Brandon Reed has cut some kind of deal with Greg Crist who runs that National Timeshare Owners Association. Is that true?
  5. Does anyone know where Abe Gardner and Cindy Kid and Fernando May and the rest of those grifters from Mexico, Costa Rica and elsewhere are hanging these days?
  6. Who is the cheapest and best company to deal with for Timeshare Exchange?
  7. Who said “Give me a tent and 200 chairs and pass out the buckets for the 5 dollar bills”?

So? What do you think?
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That’s all I’ve got this week for Odds & Ends. Come back next Saturday for more bits and pieces of news and not-news. And if you’ve got something interesting you’d like to share we’d be happy to look at it! gatekeeper@insidethegate.com

Cheers!
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Who’s on Twitter? December 8, 2018

Tweet of the Week

    “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going,” said American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux.

    Which are you, tourist or traveler?


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t’s a great big beautiful world out there, you know, full of wonderful things to do, new friends to make, interesting people to meet, new customs to learn about, new foods to try, accomplishments to celebrate, fun to have, romances to enjoy… Life is a short warm moment. Make the most of it!

Where are YOU going this year?
 
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Florida Timeshare News: December 8, 2018

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ORLANDO: Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc., Wyndham Vacation Ownership Inc., East Pass Investors LLC, Harbor Walk Holding LLC and Emerald Grande LLC, are all being sued in Orange County Circuit Court by Anton Shifchik, of Bergen County New Jersey. The lawsuit, Shifchik v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. et al, alleges that the companies failed to “reasonably, properly and adequately supervise the pool and surrounding area”.

According to the complaint, while Shifchik was a guest at Wyndham’s Emerald Grande resort in Destin, FL in October 2013 he suffered ‘severe and catastrophic injuries’ after diving into a pool with insufficient water, limited lighting and no warning signs, especially at night.

The complaint claims the pool’s poor lighting design created the impression that the pool was deeper than it actually was and that the defendants failed to maintain reasonable, proper and/or adequate signage regarding any and all safety rules and/or regulations with respect to the pool.

Apparently Shifchik was attending a late night/early morning wedding party at the resort and a dive into the pool resulted in spinal injury.

Shifchik seeks a trial by jury, damages, costs incurred and all other necessary and proper relief. He is represented by attorneys Edmund A. Normand and Jacob L. Phillips of Normand PLLC in Orlando, and by John Stemberger of the Law Offices of John Stemberger PA in Orlando.

Stay tuned. Sigh.

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South Carolina Timeshare News: December 8, 2018

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MYRTLE BEACH: You’re all familiar with National Hospitality Group, right? They’re a leading provider of sales and management services in the timeshare industry and the parent company of three renowned brands whose names are surely familiar to you: SPM Resorts, Defender Resorts and Capital Resorts.

At least that’s how things have been for just the longest time. A few days ago, though, National Hospitality Group announced the launch of a new corporate identity and nameCapital Vacations. This launch is the unification of the three brands under one name. Here’s the new logo, in case you want to see it.

Capital Vacations logo

What this means is that SPM Resorts, Defender Resorts and Capital Resorts no longer exist as individual companies under those names. Instead all the resorts that were being managed and developed under those brands are now being taken care of under the one singular brand of Capital Vacations. Capital Vacations is now the management provider for seventy-one resorts throughout the United States and Caribbean.

Same bat services, new bat name.

Said Travis Bary, Chief Operating Officer, in a statement, “This name change allows Capital Vacations to cohesively brand all of our resorts, club offerings, and sales capabilities under a single powerful brand.”

Well, alrighty then! very big grin

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California Timeshare News: December 8, 2018

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SACRAMENTO: As of early Friday afternoon, Dec. 8, 2018, the sentencing date for Marco Antonio Ramirez Zuño is still set for next Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Is that a good sign that it’s really a go this time and will not be rescheduled again for a later date?

Ramirez Zuño, a Mexican citizen who pleaded guilty last March to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, was originally scheduled to be sentenced on April 10, 2018 but that date has been rescheduled twice.

The original charges against him were one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and 21 counts of wire fraud. With a worst case scenario of dozens of years in prison potentially facing him on all of those counts may have had something to do with his decision to cop a plea on a single charge, ya think?

Meanwhile, his co-conspirators Juan Carlos Montalbo (aka John Monte aka Johnny Montalbo aka John Montalvo aka John Montalbo) and Wayne Arthur York, II (aka Tim Hamick aka Michael Halston) decided to take their chances with a jury trial. How that will turn out is still up in the air; the date for the trial is currently set for March 13, 2019. Stay tuned for that.

You’ll find the details of the multiple timeshare scams perpetrated by this trio of alleged con-men in this press release issued by the USAO – California, Eastern Division.

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Mexico Timeshare News: December 8, 2018

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PUERTO PENASCO, SONORA: I ran across a press release a while back issued by a Canadian company named Alumifuel Power Corporation (OTC MARKETS: AFPW). The purpose of the PR was twofold: First, the company announced that on July 31, 2018 it had appointed Pedro Villagran-Garcia as its new President-CEO and sole Director. Once that was done, the company signed a letter of intent with Pedro Villagran Ochoa, Chairman of the Board of Bahia Finisterra, S.A. de C.V. to develop land within the Las Conchas neighborhood of Puerto Penasco.

In short, as far as I can make out from further research, AFPW has not only changed its name recently but also its its primary business. Where it was once in the Hydrogen Production Industry and the Help and Supply Cleaning Services Industry, it has gradually migrated to the Real Estate Industry and renamed itself Dinatrum. And that’s where Puerto Penasco enters the picture.

Quoting from the press release:

Activities will start immediately as specified within the signed document which we are hereby summarizing. Said activities are Permitting, Installation of Public Utilities and Building of a Club House within the 100 lots that will be developed in the specified property. Dinatrum-AFPW will receive 50 of the 100 lots of the “Las Perlas” Residential Development after certain milestones are met within the 18.15 acres to develop. The size of these lots ranges from 5,500-6,500 sq. ft. each.

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Weekly Jukebox: December 08, 2018

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rom Home Instead, Inc.: With the timing of a professional comedian, this diminutive “little old lady” shines a very funny light on the foibles of aging, to the delight of an audience filled with senior-care experts.

A friend of the couple who founded Home Instead Senior Care, Mary Maxwell was asked to give the invocation at the company’s 2009 Convention. Initially it seemed like a normal prayer, but it soon took a very funny turn. Her deadpan delivery and lines like …This is the first time I’ve ever been old… and it just sort of crept up on me … had everyone rolling in the aisles.

For more of Mary’s unique view on aging, check out her video blog on CaregiverStress.com: https://www.caregiverstress.com/voice/


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Idle Thoughts: December 8, 2018

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    QUOTABLE QUOTES: “Even though the universe is big, we all have a place in it. Find yours.” — from the TV series “God Friended Me”

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(I apologize in advance for this groaner, but I couldn’t help myself.)
 

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    his guy goes into his dentist’s office, because something is wrong with his mouth. After a brief examination, the dentist exclaims, “Holy Smoke! That plate I installed in your mouth about six months ago has nearly completely corroded! What on earth have you been eating?”

    “Well… the only thing I can think of is this… my wife made me some asparagus about four months ago with this stuff on it… Hollandaise sauce she called it… and doctor, I’m talkin’ DELICIOUS! I’ve never tasted anything like it, and ever since then I’ve been putting it on everything… meat, fish, toast, vegetables… you name it!”

    “That’s probably it,” replied the dentist “Hollandaise sauce is made with lemon juice, which is acidic and highly corrosive. It seems as though I’ll have to install a new plate, but made out of chrome this time.”

    “Why chrome?” the man asked.

    “Well, everyone knows that there’s no plate like chrome for the Hollandaise!”

Happy Holidays?

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