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    Hilton Grand Vacations
    Awesome new management, marketing, and sales opportunities now available throughout the USA including Hawaii, plus Asia / Pacific, the Caribbean and Europe.

    Which heaven to choose? All are welcomed including those highly experienced and those just beginning their careers. If you’re looking for a bright future it’s here for the asking.

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    “Diamond Resorts is currently seeking sales professionals to join our growing teams in multiple locations, Nationally and Internationally. Earn what you deserve selling vacations for life!

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Are you looking for timeshare professionals? Sales reps? Marketing pros? ADVERTISE HERE! Or Email Bill Curtis for a media kit. billcurtis@insidethegate.com

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The next wave. Who’s on point?


WHO’S ON POINT?
 
Who’s doing what to whom in timeshare land, and where and when? We’ve got the skinny.

The GateHouse, a blog powered by InsideTheGate.com, reports on what’s trending in the timeshare industry, sharing the good, bad and ugly on a weekly basis.

This is your best source for timeshare news, exposés, ideas, gossip, argument, opinion, speculation, and editorial comment. Are you in Bangkok? Cancun? London? Orlando? No matter where you are, we’ve got news for you!

If it’s Saturday, it’s time to pull up a stool, grab some popcorn and find out what’s going on!

And remember: If you don’t want it printed,
chances are it’ll show up in The GateHouse.
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The Biz According to Sam Snidely: September 22, 2018

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Having just T/O’d his table and moved to the rear of the sales center to observe, while Barry watched a closer burn another one of his tours he finally realized that the developer was dead wrong to insist that a 22-year-old male and his newly-cohabitating 28-year-old partner were fully qualified to need, want, use, afford and maintain a timeshare vacation plan.

In a kind of “road to Damascus” moment, Barry suddenly understood how that assertion was affecting his personal income, his ability to pay his bills and his overall general lifestyle and credit rating.

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Timeshare Odds & Ends: September 22, 2018

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If you google the phrase “wanton hiring” (without quotes) the first thing that pops up is Scoop’s current column, which uses those words. Immediately following the link to Scoop are a couple of links to wonton food jobs, which made me chuckle.

You do know the difference between wanton and wonton, right?

Wonton Noodle SoupEven better though was a search for “wanton hiring” in a google image search. The Scoop du Jour logo held the first spot, followed by a seemingly endless array of photos of wonton noodle dishes.

Of course I’d rather have wonton hiring than wanton hiring, wouldn’t you? Mmmmmmmm. A bowl of wonton noodle soup would sure be good right about now. Wantonly wonton…

So what’s the Scoop?. And what is wanton hiring anyway? See: Scoop du Jour: Wanton Hiring

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The Canadian Vacation Ownership Association’s annual conference date is right around the corner – as in Sept. 25, 26, and 27 at Blue Mountain, Ontario.

In case you missed the announcement, speaker panels on topics ranging from Getting the Deal Done to new developments in the Vacation Ownership secondary markets will be structured to allow for interactive discussions from the floor.

And then there’s this: A forthright discussion called “Taking a Stand: Advocacy and Government Relations” featuring CVOA President and CEO Jon Zwickel and Susie Grynol, President of the HAC (Hotel Association of Canada). In June, the two organizations announced their alliance to work together as a united force on complimentary objectives.

There’s more, of course, hot topics such as labour shortages, industry ethics and even Airbnb. That’s a discussion I’d be interested in attending. How about you? Will you be there?

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Cheers!

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What’s On Twitter? September 22, 2018

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t’s a great big beautiful world out there, 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! 

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Where are YOU going this year?

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Timeshare Business News: September 22, 2018

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Short and sweet: $$$► Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. has completed a $350 million securitization of vacation ownership loans through Hilton Grand Vacations Trust 2018-A (“the Trust”).

Three classes of Notes were issued by the Trust, including approximately $267.9 million of Class A Notes, approximately $53.6 million of Class B Notes and approximately $28.6 million of Class C Notes.

This marks the first AAA-rated transaction by HGV. The Class A Notes have an interest rate of 3.54 percent, the Class B Notes have an interest rate of 3.7 percent and the Class C Notes have an interest rate of four percent, for an overall weighted average interest rate of 3.6 percent. The A class priced at interpolated swaps + 58, marking the tightest senior class issuance spread for the Hilton Grand Vacations Trust (“HGVT”) platform to date.

Proceeds of the issuance, net of fees, will be used to pay down other non-recourse debt and for other general corporate purposes, including inventory investments.

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California Timeshare News: September 22, 2018

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SACRAMENTO: For those of you frustrated folks who have been waiting for the outcome of the Juan Carlos Montalbo and Wayne Arthur York, II jury trial, which was scheduled to start Oct. 15, 2018 at 9:00 am in Sacramento — well, I’m afraid you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

On Sept. 14, 2018 District Judge John A. Mendez ordered the Trial Confirmation Hearing reset for January 1, 2019 at 09:15 AM; and the Jury Trial itself reset for March 18, 2019 at 09:15 AM in Courtroom 6 (JAM).

If you’re unfamiliar with the case, you’ll find the details in this press release issued by the USAO – California, Eastern Division.

Stay tuned.

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LONG BEACH: Say this three times fast: Global Glamping, Global Glamping, Global Glamping. 😛

If you aren’t familiar with the term, “Glamping” was coined to describe “glamorous camping”, which has become increasingly popular the last few years, providing additional revenue for a range of businesses such as spas, wineries, ski resorts, activity parks, ranches, hotels, and traditional campsites. It has grown to the extent that glamping is now a multimillion-dollar industry and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

Several timeshare resorts have added glamping segments to their lodging portfolios with considerable success, such as Bluegreen Vacations’ luxury yurts at their Shenandoah Crossing Resort.

I bring this up to advise you of the Global Glamping Summit’s inaugural California event, to be held November 27-28, 2018 at the Westin Long Beach will feature speakers and specially curated exhibits. It will showcase everything essential in creating glamping experiences, including a range of structures such as pods, shepherd huts, belle tents, tipis, safari tents, and other chic accommodations. In addition to exclusive supplier offers, Global Glamping Summit tickets include access to a comprehensive program of industry speakers, workshops and one-to-one expert meetings. Attendees can learn ways to enhance their existing business or the best route to launch a new glamping-focused business.

If you’re looking for something different to do with your life, a new way of using your skills, you might want to look into the glamping world. It’s still young with a lot of innovation in front of it, and still small enough to be nimble.

2018 Global Glamping Summit tickets are now on sale for the Long Beach, California November 27-28 event at www.glampingsummit.com, for as low as $487 for the first 100 to register. I wonder which and how many timeshare companies will be there?

If you sign up, let me know how it goes.

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In Memoriam: Gary A. Terry

In Memorium
Gary Aceal Terry
April 2, 1935 – May 28, 2018

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e are sad to report that Gary Terry, 83, passed away September 18, 2018 in the Southern Utah Veterans Home, Ivins, Utah, due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

Gary A TerryGary grew up in Cedar City, UT, where he was the Student Body President of his High School. He planned on a career in the U.S. Navy and following graduation from high school he joined up and served on the U.S.S. Princeton during the Korean War. But his career plan was halted abruptly when he was diagnosed with spinal paralytic poliomyelitis (polio); he spent two years in the U.S. Naval Hospital at Corona, CA and in April of 1958 was placed on the Navy retired list and transferred to a Veterans Administration Hospital for rehabilitation.

Following a two-year stint in the hospital for rehabilitation, he attended U.C.L.A., where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and specialty in Public Law. He then attended and graduated from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he earned a Juris Doctorate degree.

Widely regarded as the father of the timeshare industry’s trade association, Gary helped to establish the American Land Development Association (ALDA) (the precurser of ARDA, the American Resort Development Association) in 1969.

His inspiration for developing ALDA/ARDA came in 1969 when he took a leave of absence from his job with Bethlehem Steel’s executive-training program to serve as a special assistant to Bob McCune, Richard Nixon’s inauguration committee’s executive director. Later he would hire McCune to be ALDA’s vice president for government.

Following the inauguration Gary served as general counsel in the office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD), where his responsibilities included fleshing out regulations for the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act which, among other things, required land developers to register with the Office of Land Sales Registration (OLSR).

Gary later said that if developers had been represented by a trade association, the legislation would have been very different and that was the instigation for his push to form an association for land developers. After resigning from Bethlehem steel and his government job, he formed ALDA in November of 1969.

The rest is the stuff of timeshare legend.

Gary is survived by his wife, Carole; children: Stephanie Terry (Kent) Wallace of Lake Orion, Michigan and Brendan (Maria) Terry of Sandy, Utah; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings: Debra (Jerry) Walter, Kim (Robin) Terry and Patrice (Duane) Beaumont.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. James LDS Ward Chapel, 1095 East St. James Lane, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd, and Saturday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment with Military Honors will follow the services at the St. George City Cemetery.

Our sincere condolences go out to the families and friends of Kenny, Shelly and Cassidy. They will be greatly missed.

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Australia Timeshare News: September 22, 2018

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 QUEENSLAND: Wyndham Destinations Asia Pacific came home from the recent Australian Timeshare Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) conference in Fiji with three awards this year. Teams from the Gold Coast and Fiji and a Queensland resort manager picked up major accolades!

The ATHOC Awards are nine prestigious honours that recognise and reward exceptionally talented individuals, teams and companies in the vacation ownership industry across the South Pacific.

Here are the big winners:

  • Wyndham Destinations’ Gold Coast-based Owner Marketing team, which communicates with the WorldMark South Pacific Club’s 57,000 vacation owner families and manages the company’s social media pages, was named Best Marketing Team of the Year.
  • The company’s Fiji Sales team was honoured with the Sales Team of the Year award, thanks to its commitment to customer service and using innovative ideas to showcase Fijian culture and hospitality to its guests. It is based at Wyndham Resort Denarau Island, one of the largest and most popular resorts in the Club portfolio.
  • The General Manager at Ramada Resort by Wyndham Port Douglas, Duncan Mars, also received the Best Resort Manager accolade for implementing a high standard of personalised service and markedly improving the property’s performance.

    Duncan presided over a 7.8 per cent increase in occupancy during 2017 and an overhaul of housekeeping that brought about vast productivity improvements. Guests providing feedback on the resort now give Duncan and his team an average ranking of 9.09 out of 10.

Here’s a photo of the Fiji Sales Team. Aren’t they something?!

Wyndham ATHOC Sales Team of the Year, Fiji

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Weekly Jukebox: September 22, 2018

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Candy Dulfer is a Dutch pop, funk alto saxophonist and occasional singer who began playing at the age of six and has never stopped – thank goodness!

Here she is performing “Lily Was Here”, released in mid-1991 in North America, from the David A. Stewart soundtrack of the same name. Created for the Dutch movie De Kassière, this song was the only track from the soundtrack to be released as a single. You might not recognize it by name, but you will know it the moment you hear the first couple of notes.

“Do you know how difficult it is to play a lead Saxophone!?” asked Pauline Rimmer in the comments section below this YouTube video. Well, no I don’t, actually; but I’ll take her word for it.

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Idle Thoughts: September 22, 2018

Idle Thoughts About Timeshare

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.
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hat’s right. The picture in the tweet shown below is not a river, it’s Interstate Hwy 40 in North Carolina on Sept. 17, 2018. @NCAviation captured this drone footage as part of damage assessment near mile marker 387 in Pender County.

Interstate 40 - Wilmington NC 2018You see, just because Hurricane Florence’s winds finally slowed down once she reached the coasts of North and South Carolina doesn’t mean her ability to destroy things slowed down, too. Man, that old gal dropped more rain than you can even imagine if you weren’t there. And then the 500-year floods began, and many rivers in the region are still rising even as I write this.

The weather throughout the region even spawned tornadoes, as if the people had not suffered enough.

This is a reminder that the Carolinas and parts of other states are a real mess, with millions of people needing all kinds of help. Many of those people either own timeshares in the region or work in the industry in many capacities – or both. And there but for the grace of God goes you or you or you or me.

Think about it. That could be you some day. Can ya help some brothers and sisters out?

And for those of you in the industry who have been hit hard and might need a little help in the find-a-new-job category, don’t forget about InsideTheGate’s offer to help. Refresh your memory here, and if you need the kind of help we’re offering (yes, for free) just ask!

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Going Places: September 22, 2018

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his week’s Destination in the Spotlight, in honor of the first day of Autumn, 2018, is the great state of California. That’s right, the entire state.

For those of you who think of California as one long beach anchored at one end by Los Angeles and at the other end by San Francisco, think again. There are mountains there (BIG ones!) and deserts and and ghost towns and redwood forests and weed farms – and four seasons.

A fellow named John Poimiroo maintains with a straight face (and with good reason, too) that California has the best Fall colors of any state in the U.S.A., an opinion that he attributes to the fact that while other regions’ Fall colors are dictated by latitude, California’s descends by elevation, starting above 9,000 ft. and descending to sea level at a rate of about 500 to 1,000 feet a week. That means the show continues for almost four months.

Says Poimiroo, “Unlike other areas of the country, this makes the display very dependable and predictable for any given location. “Elsewhere in the nation, if you weren’t at a viewing location exactly when the leaves were at peak color, you missed the show, but here if you missed it peaking at 9,000 ft., drop down to 8,500 ft. and it will be peaking there.”

Knowing in advance when and where you can expect peak color means you can plan ahead. For instance, if you will be staying at the Welk Resort in the Palm Springs area you’ll be just a short ride by car to the mountains or a 10-minute ride via aerial tramway to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Once you reach the Mountain Station — elevation 8,516 feet — you will find two restaurants, observation decks, natural history museum, two documentary theaters, gift shop and over 50 miles of hiking trails. Pointiroo’s blog will tell you when to expect the best color there!

So do you want to know when and where and what colors to look for in the Golden State? Take a peek at America’s Longest and Most Varied Fall Color Season Belongs to California. You won’t be disappointed!

North Lake Road- Bishop Creek Canyon

Quaking Aspens along North Lake Road- Bishop Creek Canyon, CA

So what are you waiting for? Start planning a trip today. Enjoy yourself, go somewhere new this year!
 
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The Biz According to Sam Snidely: September 15, 2018

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“So, to wrap up your training just remember that when a full down payment is collected then the next day you will be paid 1/2 the commission you earned. And, you’ll be paid the other 1/2 once the deal you sold has made their first 6 monthly payments, as long as said payments are received by our offices on or before each due date.

“Now, when new deals kick during the rescission period we will charge you back the 1/2 commission we advanced you including any spiffs from other deals that stuck during each pay period. It’s all quite simple.

“Any questions?”

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Snidely, formerly known as “Weekly Wisecrack” is primarily (but not always) a somewhat snarky look inside the workings of the timeshare industry, usually from the viewpoint of sales and marketing representatives. It strives to shed light on the real-life issues faced by timeshare professionals working in the industry. Do you have a different point of view? Leave your own caption or opinion in the Comments if you’re so inclined…
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