Timeshare and the Economy

There is no doubt that the timeshare industry has a significant impact on the economy at regional, state, and national levels. The American Resort Development Association (ARDA), the national trade association that represents the vacation ownership and resort development industries, offers a detailed look at the direct and indirect ways in which the timeshare industry affects the economy through reports produced by its research arm, ARDA International Foundation (AIF). According to timeshare and the economyAIF’s most recent economic report, which is based on 2015 data, the timeshare industry... Read the rest of this entry »

What to Expect at a Timeshare Presentation

[ad#readmore]Going in we are not really sure what to expect at a timeshare presentation. With a little knowledge and a lot of truth-telling, we EASILY survived a timeshare presentation! Granted, we spent a sleepless night beforehand worrying about the upcoming event and imagining our 10 year old becoming unglued. We strategized, planned and IT WORKED.

TIP #1

Do not lie.

Don’t lie about your income, don’t lie about your profession, traveling habits or anything else. You don’t need to. There is no obligation to buy. As such, you can be honest. It relieves stress not to lie. You also... Read the rest of this entry »

Westgate Planet Hollywood Lawsuit

On February 10, 2014, a Federal Court in Las Vegas, Nevada, will hear testimony from Westgate Resort owners seeking justice.

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Fuoroli v. Westgate Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, LLC (link to court docs)

From the official court documents:

Plaintiffs allege that Westgate made the following misrepresentations in the timeshare sales negotiations:

the property would be a pet friendly environment (doc. # 1 at ¶ 21), when in fact it is not (id. at ¶ 22);
daily maid service would be included (id. at ¶ 19), when the purchase included only weekly cleaning (id. at ¶... Read the rest of this entry »