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Consolidation fever

By George Leposky The first quarter of 2021 saw major shifts in the lineup of corporate timeshare companies:  • Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) announced the purchase of Diamond Resorts International. • Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. agreed to acquire Welk Resorts. • Wyndham Destinations announced the acquisition of the popular travel brand Travel + Leisure from […]

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Public Health Officials Lift Regional Stay at Home Order for All Regions

Conditions Improving Statewide, Allowing Most Counties to Return to Most Strict (Purple) Tier of Blueprint for a Safer Economy  With Pandemic Far from Over, Californians Urged to Wear Masks, Limit Mixing, Get Vaccinated When Eligible SACRAMENTO – Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting […]

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Resorts’ pandemic protection still paramount

By George Leposky, editor, TimeSharing Today “It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra Timeshare resorts and their owners and guests need to maintain the pandemic protocols they put in place last year as the COVID-19 virus spread.  Despite the U.S. government’s emergency use authorization of vaccines to prevent this virulent infection, the pandemic […]

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Wyndham Destinations Acquires Travel + Leisure Brand from Meredith Corporation in Strategic Alliance; Wyndham Destinations to Be Renamed Travel + Leisure Co.

Leading leisure travel company has acquired the iconic, trusted travel brand to accelerate its strategic plan to broaden reach with launch of new travel …

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DOT’s new rule leaves consumers more vulnerable to unfair and deceptive airline industry practices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new rule issued late last Friday during a holiday weekend by the U.S. Department of Transportation will make it more difficult[…]

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News release from the Culinary Union

Culinary Union files a lawsuit against major Las Vegas Strip casino companies in order to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace Las Vegas, NV – Culinary Union filed a lawsuit Monday, June 29th, 2020 on behalf of Culinary Union members who work in casinos on the Las Vegas Strip in order to […]

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Software streamlines resort operations

by Nate Strauss The ultimate goal for legacy timeshare resorts “should be to have systems in place to automate processes that allow the resources at the property to do more with less,” declared Nate Strauss, vice president-business development for Resort Data Processing in Avon, CO. “Older ways of communicating limit the efficiency,” he said, compared […]

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As federal fines for airlines go down, will passenger dissatisfaction go up?

What if airlines could do almost anything they wanted, knowing that they would probably get away with it? As 2018 comes to a close, critics say that’s already the case. The reason? Lax government regulation. The Aviation Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Transportation (DOT), which enforces federal consumer protection regulations, has issued only […]

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Grasping at straws

Last year we wrote about the nationwide campaign to eliminate plastic drinking straws from food-and-beverage establishments (“Plastic straws suck,” June 2017). The campaign began with Milo Cress, who in 2011 was a nine-year-old boy in Boulder, CO, who realized the straws’ negative environmental impact. He began asking businesses not to hand them out unless people […]

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Article Request

Is timeshare vacation ownership still worth the money? The timeshare industry is recording increased sales that are primarily driven by the expansion of vacation clubs. In many cases, consumers are paying $20,000 or more to belong to these points-based programs. They may also end up paying high interest rates to finance the purchase. The question […]

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