Monthly Archive: February 2012

Odds and Ends: February 25, 2012

Scoop has started a hot new series with this week’s Scoop du Jour: A Timeshare Race to the Bottom, Part 1 So here’s the scoop. About 28 years ago the Westin hotel brand started to market and sell intervals at the world renowned Ilikai hotel in Waikiki on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. They and …

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Video of the Week: February 25, 2012

“Life’s Been Good to Me So Far”, a self-deprecating classic about the self-indulgent rock star lifestyle performed live by Joe Walsh (being silly) and the Eagles. Send in your own playlist and if I can find a good version on YouTube I’ll post it for you! What would you like to hear? Email: gatekeeper@insidethegate.com

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Eastern USA: February 25, 2012

FLORIDA: AVE MARIA: In spite of the failure of so many condo hotels across the country, the concept is not dead. Plans have been unveiled in Ave Maria for the first hotel in town, an 84-suite condo hotel called VillaMaria Resort. The property is being developed jointly by Barron Collier and Sunstream Hotels. Financing for …

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Western USA: February 25, 2012

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CALIFORNIA: CARLSBAD: Well, well. What have we here? Holiday Travel of America is offering its NASCAR fan database for use by timeshare/shared ownership industry companies. “Our resort clients will now have the ability to market to segments of a 4.5-million-strong database of contextual NASCAR fans,” says Holiday Travel’s President and CEO Rich Romanello. “They can …

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International: February 25, 2012

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CARIBBEAN: US VIRGIN ISLANDS: A recent article in the Virgin Island Daily News has had me scratching my head. Is the Governor trying to pull a fast one of some kind, or am I being unnecessarily suspicious? Here’s the thing. Remember the legislation the USVI passed in December that allows timeshare OPCs to work in …

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Morning Meeting: February 25, 2012

Join us for a pithy morning meeting timeshare sales tip of the week, originally published in InsideTheGate.com, to help you to greater success in selling timeshare. Brief and to the point, these sales training tips are designed to get you thinking, to expand your knowledge, to help you to become all that you can be …

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Idle Thoughts: February 25, 2012

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QUOTABLE QUOTES: “Golf is a game in which you yell “fore,” shoot six, and write down five.” – Paul Harvey In just six weeks, the annual American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Convention will take place in Las Vegas. Except for the ARDY Awards that recognize the best and brightest among you, the ARDA Convention is …

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Getting BIGGER: February 25, 2012

RCI has announced five new resort affiliations in Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia. The signing of these agreements expands RCI’s Asian portfolio to more than 160 affiliated properties. The resorts include The Marrakesh Hua Hin Residences in Thailand; The Eastgate Village Resort and City Suites in the Philippines; Birch Plaza Apartments and Damai Beach Resort …

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Odds and Ends: February 18, 2012

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Are you a timeshare sinner? Do you run afoul of the 7 deadly sins of lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride in the day-to-day performance of your job? Are you earning a one-way ticket to a warm, comfy seat in Hell? Read this week’s Scoop du Jour… 😛 ARDA is really getting all …

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Video of the Week: February 18, 2012

Adele singing Rolling in the Deep from her album “21”. Six Grammys! What more do you need? Send in your own playlist and if I can find a good version on YouTube I’ll post it for you! What would you like to hear? Email: gatekeeper@insidethegate.com

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