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TimeSharing Today magazine explores timeshare points programs pros and cons

A special feature published in TimeSharing Today’s January/February 2022 printed edition Points programs dominate the vacation-ownership marketplace and have been adopted by all major timeshare developers. Points pioneer Jim Marmorstone recalls the concept’s early history from its origins in the 1970s to its growing acceptance in the 1990s. Today, points programs encompass over half of […]

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Maintaining and Enhancing Older Timeshare Resorts

With proper planning to maintain and enhance an aging physical plant, legacy resorts can retain their appeal and not just survive – but actually thrive. This was the focus of an educational panel featured at the spring 2019 Timeshare Board Members Association conference held in Providence, RI. The panelists were Paula DiPaola, board president at Magic Tree Resort; […]

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Arkansas Attorney Files Consumer Protection Lawsuit, says, ‘good people were left with unwanted timeshares and thousands of dollars in fees’

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a consumer protection lawsuit today against Brian Scroggs, Bart Bowe and their Bentonville-based company Real Travel, LLC for violations of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Rutledge has received 12 complaints from consumers who experienced deceptive, high-pressure sales tactics and failed to provide services valued at $136,310. […]

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Leader Of Timeshare Resale Fraud Scam Targeting Elderly Victims Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For $3.37 Million In Losses

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The leader of a large-scale timeshare resale scam was sentenced today to 63 months in federal prison for defrauding more than 1,000 victims, many of them elderly, out of more than $3.3 million, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada. “Today’s sentence demonstrates law enforcement’s commitment to […]

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Diamond Resorts International Points Owners-Proposed Class Action

Attention: Diamond Resorts International Points Owners-Proposed Class Action Are you a long-time member of any Diamond Resorts International Collection?  Are you a resident of Arizona? Our law firms are contemplating a proposed class action, to be filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, challenging the amount of annual assessments, past and […]

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Diamond Resorts Pleased to Announce Settlement with ‘Timeshare Exit Attorney’ in Efforts to Protect Customers

Industry Sees Rise in Unscrupulous Third Party Companies Preying on Timeshare Owners NEWS PROVIDED BY Diamond Resorts  May 08, 2019, 16:27 ET LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Diamond Resorts™, a global leader in the hospitality, vacation ownership and entertainment industries, announces it has reached a settlement with Orlando lawyer Austin Aaronson and his law firm Aaronson, Austin, P.A. The settlement […]

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ARDA Announces Jason Gamel as New President & CEO

  The American Resort Development Association has announced that Jason Gamel will be ARDA’s new president and chief executive officer, bringing to the position over 20 years of hospitality and timeshare-industry experience. “I feel honored to be able to serve the industry which has given me so much opportunity over the past 20 years,” Gamel […]

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Zimmerman Law Group Update on The Manhattan Club – Complications Continue

Complications surrounding The Manhattan Club continue as the Court requests that counsel for both parties work to resolve issues over access to the owners list. An update from Zimmerman Law Group A hearing was held in a suit we filed, Tucker v. TMC, on December 12, 2018. Because of a procedural issue, the Court was […]

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Watch out for scammers following hurricanes and other natural disasters

On October 8, 2018, the United States witnessed the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded in terms of pressure – Hurricane Michael. This high-end Category 4 hurricane caused 19 unfortunate deaths and substantial property damage, power disruption, and road blockages. While many people and organizations came forward to aid people who suffered catastrophic damages, many […]

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TST Broadcasting – Getting the most out of being a proactive timeshare owner

A conversation with George Chamberlain who enjoys his investment in vacation ownership and service on his resort’s Board of Directors and is a member of the Timeshare Board Members Association.

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