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Spring issue of TATOC Sharetime magazine
TATOC has published the Spring 2014 issue of its popular timeshare magazine, Sharetime.
Aimed at timeshare owners and the committees/HOA who represent them, the 32-page magazine is filled with the latest TATOC, resort and industry news, advice and features. This issue includes:
- * TATOC celebrates its 25th anniversary
- * Women at the top with Travel & Leisure Groupâ€™s Maria Mills Farinas
- * Resort focus with Tenerifeâ€™s Club Casablanca
- * The growing power of social media
- * Why I love my timeshare by Jacky Rawlinson
There is very optimistic news from the TATOC Consumer Helpline, which looks back over last yearâ€™s statistics â€“ and the report is very positive.
There are updates from TATOCâ€™s member resorts and affiliates â€“ with a focus in this issue on media experts LiveShareTravel. Timeshare owner Steve Burton reviews Stouts Hill
TATOC director Geoff Chapman explains the importance of TATOC accreditation and the achievements of the programme to date.
RTX becomes TATOC affiliate
TATOC has announced that U.S.-based timeshare exchange and rental organisation, Resort Travel & Xchange, has been approved for TATOC affiliation.
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) is a timeshare exchange company that works with resorts and developers to provide the best exchange options possible for its members.
Today, RTX has approximately 60,000 members and offers a range of benefits and services including some of the lowest exchange fees in the industry, discounted holidays that can be booked without exchanging and deposit life of up to four years.
Other services include cruise exchanges, getaway weeks, one-stop holiday booking and restaurant discounts all offered at competitive prices and with the highest customer service quality. Additionally, RTX resort partners benefit from no affiliation fee which is a rarity in the industry.
TATOC accreditation for Holiday Club Canarias
TATOC has announced that the five Holiday Club Canarias resorts have achieved TATOC resort accreditation.
The newly accredited resorts are Puerto Calma, Vista Amadores, Sol Amadores, Playa Amadores and Jardin Amadores - all are located on Gran Canaria.
The TATOC Resort Accreditation Programme was launched in 2008 as an independent award for resorts that meet the gold standard of holiday experience for guests and owners alike.
The aim of the programme is to give full recognition to resorts that are truly customer-driven in their approach to timeshare ownership and are willing to commit to all requirements of the associationâ€™s code of ethics.
TATOC announces strategic alliance with the NTOA
TATOC and U.S.-based The National Timeshare Owners Association have announced they have entered into a strategic alliance.
Started in 1997, The NTOA is the largest independent association serving the timeshare community in the United States. Originally formed as the Maryland Timeshare Owners Association, the NTOA is focused on timeshare owners and the issues related to their vacation ownership. For more information on NTOA, please visit www.nationaltimeshareownersassoc.com
â€śWhile the NTOA is primarily focused on timeshare owners and timeshare issues in the United States, we also understand the need for a greater sharing of information and resourcesâ€ť, says Greg Crist, the President and CEO of the Association. â€śTATOC has long been recognized as the pre-eminent timeshare owners association in the UK, serving owners both in the UK and in Europe and this strategic alliance will be a tremendous resource for owners around the world.â€ť
Kololi Beach Club becomes TATOC member resort
TATOC is delighted to announce that Kololi Beach Club in The Gambia has become the associationâ€™s first African-based resort member.
Kololi Beach Club is situated on a 24-acre beachfront site, overlooking endless beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. The 44 one- and two-bedroom villas are set in beautiful grounds and built to the highest specification.
The self-contained and air conditioned accommodation is luxuriously and beautifully furnished with a lounge, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. All villas have either a private terrace or balcony.
On-site amenities include a par-3 golf course (club rentals available), two swimming pools and a grocery shop. There are two bars, a pool bar and a restaurant that offers a wide choice of international and traditional cuisine. Visitors can enjoy a variety of African and European entertainment and a beauty salon offering a range of treatments. Kololi Beach Club is an Interval International premium resort.
FAB Property Spain becomes TATOC re-sale affiliate
TATOC is delighted to announce that new re-sale organisation FAB Property Spain has become a TATOC affiliate.
Recently launched and with offices in Marbella, FAB Property Spain specialises in the re-sale of Marriott Vacation Club (MVC) memberships and selected luxury brands in Europe. While the company makes it clear that it is not Marriott Vacation Club, all of the company's sales advisors have worked for Marriott and, as such, are fully trained on the product.
Together the FAB team sold over â‚¬4 million of MVC European membership in three years and was involved with the launch of Destination points. The team is now turning its attention to the re-sale market.
TATOC launches Ambassador Programme
TATOC is delighted to announce the launch of the TATOC Ambassador Programme and the appointment of Mike Ashton as chief Ambassador.
The Ambassador Programme, which was unveiled at the recent TATOC Conference, will play an important role in the realisation of the updated TATOC Five Year Plan.
In the Plan, TATOC announced its intentions to increase resort membership and company affiliation, identify new revenue streams and promote the activities of the Association to the wider industry.
It is believed that the Ambassador Programme is the most effective, efficient and resourceful way to undertake this.
TATOCâ€™s executive chairman, Harry Taylor explained: â€śFor the Ambassador Programme to be a success we looked for experienced professionals with extensive industry knowledge who regularly meet with other industry professionals and resort representatives. The objective for the Ambassadors is to promote TATOC, recruit new member resorts and affiliates and share all that TATOC does and plans to do.â€ť
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