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Articles tagged “timeshares”

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Interval Leisure Group Expands Its Resort Management Business in Q4 as Timeshares Face Pressures

With so many diverse types of accommodations available these days and with the world getting younger, the timeshare business may be losing its luster (although that luster was tenuous, at best).

Interval Leisure Group Expands Its Resort Management Business in Q4 as Timeshares Face Pressures

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The next timeshare you purchase may come from an inmate in U.S. federal prison

Considering the reputation of both the hard-sell sales practices as well as how sales agents are treated in the timeshare industry, this arrangement seems like a poor match for everyone involved. Except, of course, the developer.

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Jimmy Buffett and Wyndham partner for St. Thomas timeshare resort

If you're going to have a timeshare in the Virgin Islands you're after something particular and that is likely very closely aligned with what Mr. Margaritaville can help you with.

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Timeshare king David Siegel wears down sales agents he decided not to pay

Whether it's Westgate or a more reputable company like Wyndham, the reality of a timeshare rarely matches the promise of a high-pressure sales pitch -- no matter which end of that pitch you're on.

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The whimsical new ad campaign that might make you care about Club Med again

Club Med’s rebranding is born out of the confidence of increased profits and growth on the horizon, but are its magical ads more than luxury bookers are looking for?

The whimsical new ad campaign that might make you care about Club Med again

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Choice Hotels is no longer just a hotel company as it gets into timeshares

You are crazy if you think Airbnb and HomeAway aren't pressuring the traditiional hotel industry. Choice Hotels' new timeshare endeavor is a tiny manifestation of the disruption in the lodging industry.

Choice Hotels is no longer just a hotel company as it gets into timeshares

Short-Term Rentals

King of timeshares: Too poor to pay sales agents, rich enough to build world’s biggest McMansion

To outsiders, timeshare salesman exist to make used-car salesman look respectable. To multi-millionaire Siegel they exist to sell your properties, then not pay commissions to. It's hard to imagine a situation where someone could look scummier.

Short-Term Rentals

NextGreatPlace attacks vacation deprivation with corporate benefits program

This Work Vacation Balance program for NextGreatPlace is a clever tack by the company to get some traction in the corporate world. And, with their own vacation planners, employees should be able to hook themselves with some nice vacations without the stress of doing all that travel planning on their own.

Short-Term Rentals

Time-share executives say they see some light at the end of the tunnel

Unless they work on a bit of re-invention, the hard-sell tactics of time-share companies and the C-list quality of their properties will always make the field seem like the used-car lot of the travel industry.

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Portico Club and Inspirato face off for vacation club supremacy

Can Portico by Exclusive Resorts and Inspirato resort to marketing super-exclusive vacation clubs to the mega wealthy? What Greek debt crisis? There probably is a market for this, and Steve Case and a bunch of other venture capitalists are making a downpayment on these clubs' viability.