Zika Virus and Travel

By now you have probably heard about the Zika virus outbreaks in the past year. Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks occurred mostly in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In May 2015, the first confirmed Zika infections occurred in Brazil and have since spread to areas in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. On February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC). Because many timeshare resorts are located in areas where Zika outbreaks are actively occurring, we wanted to give you the latest information... Read the rest of this entry »

Fiesta Americana Timeshare Experience

We received the following submission from one of our users about their experience with Fiesta Americana Vacation Club in Mexico:

"During our vacation to Cancun, Mexico, we were pressured and tricked into signing a contract for a 40 year membership with the Fiesta Americana Vacation Club in 2013. We felt uneasy about the whole process and signed after being pressured for 7 hours by high-pressure tactics. They promised a lot of things but they were empty promises and there were many lies. We tried canceling the contract within the 5 day grace period that companies are forced to give customers, but... Read the rest of this entry »

Timeshare Foreclosure Consequences

One of our users left the following comment on our "What Happens If I Stop Paying My Timeshare?" article in response to another person's comment:

"I agree and have a Westgate time share and am going through similar problems and feel scammed…. My biggest question and concern is: If I “walk away and don’t pay” and let foreclosure happen on the time share can Westgate go after other properties I own? Im not worried about the credit scar, but am worried that liens can be put on my other property. Does anyone know the facts about how far they... Read the rest of this entry »