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Timeshare Financial News: October 14, 2017

  ► Did you hear the news? Word on TheStreet.com is that Marriott Vacations Worldwide has made a takeover bid for ILG, offering $30 per share. You may recall that recent events had a majority shareholder of ILG basically threatening the company with a hostile takeover if ILG didn’t make itself BIGGER by acquiring a …

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Virginia USA Timeshare News: October 14, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: RESTON: This would almost fit into the Finance section of this blog, but not quite. In camping and RV and people news, The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association Board of Directors have named an Executive Committee for fiscal year 2018 and welcomed newly elected members to the Board during their meeting …

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Nevada USA Timeshare News: October 14, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: LAS VEGAS: Diamond Resorts is on the warpath against another timeshare cancellation company. Or should I say against several such companies and the owners thereof. Getting right to it, the owners are Florida-based attorney Allan Campbell (aka Best Defense Law Team) and businessman William W. Howell Jr.; the companies involved …

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Colorado USA Timeshare News: October 14, 2017

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: DENVER: A company that has no name but owns many well-named resort properties has completed its previously announced acquisition of Deer Valley Resort in Utah. The-company-with-no-name, which is controlled by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners, LLC and Henry Crown and Company, now owns – are you ready? – a portfolio …

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Caribbean Timeshare News: October 14, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS PUERTO RICO: While the news for Puerto Rico is still grim, with some 80% of the island still without power, water, medicine, food, etc., the Puerto Rico Tourism Company is working hard to bring travelers back to the island. Tourist dollars supporting small businesses, hotels and vendors of all kinds are …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: October 14, 2017

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “When the Officer says “Gee Son, your eyes look red, have you been drinking?” You probably shouldn’t respond with,”Gee Officer your eyes look glazed, have you been eating doughnuts?” —Source Unknown The nation’s Do Not Call registry went into effect in late October 2003, and as of January 2005 there were already over …

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Timeshare People on the Move: October 14, 2017

>> TIMESHARE PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: David Pontius, who has been holding positions of authority in the timeshare industry since Noah was a pup, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Bluegreen Vacations Corp. Dave joined Bluegreen Corporation in 2007 as President of Bluegreen Resorts and was promoted to President of Bluegreen Services in 2009. …

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Getting BIGGER: October 14, 2017

  RCI has affiliated six new resorts in Japan to its vacation exchange network through an affiliation agreement with Sundance Resort Club Japan. The six properties are located across the country in popular tourist destinations including the Kanagawa Prefecture, the Yamanashi Prefecture, the Chiba Prefecture, the Shizuoka Prefecture and the Nagano Prefecture. The six resorts …

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Weekly Wisecrack: October 7, 2017

  Bad Training When the former butcher started on the sales line 3 weeks ago he was taught to never prejudge his ‘tours’. Well, Bob still can’t figure out how a 26-year-old woman with her new-found 22-year-old cohabitating boyfriend will want and can afford a timeshare. Nonetheless he keeps on keeping on because his sales …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: October 7, 2017

  ► They said it couldn’t be done… When trains were introduced in the U.S, many people believed that “women’s bodies were not designed to go at 50 miles an hour,” and that their uteruses would fly out of their bodies if they were accelerated to that speed. A Boston paper once declared there was …

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Weekly Jukebox: October 7, 2017

  This is in memory of Tom Petty, singer, songwriter, philosopher and all around amazing guy, who has left us way too soon. He gave us so much in his short 66 years of life; we owe him big time. Maybe he’s “Learning to Fly” around the clouds somewhere even now, and this time he …

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Timeshare Financial News: October 7, 2017

  ► Did you hear the news? Word on TheStreet.com is that Marriott Vacations Worldwide has made a takeover bid for ILG, offering $30 per share. You may recall that recent events had a majority shareholder of ILG basically threatening the company with a hostile takeover if ILG didn’t make itself BIGGER by acquiring a …

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Florida USA Timeshare News: October 7, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: ORLANDO: Have you heard? Bluegreen Vacations has announced plans to get BIGGER, and in a fairly BIG way. The company plans to add 97 units to its signature resort The Fountains in Orlando, FL., which is located on 54 acres on International Drive. The new units will consist of two-bedroom …

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Texas USA Timeshare News: October 7, 2017

>> WESTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: FORT WORTH: Remember the outfit called America’s Trains, Inc. that I told you about last March that’s offering all-inclusive Journey by Rail vacations on luxurious rebuilt passenger railroad cars? Well they’re getting ready to roll! There are three ways to enjoy Journeys by Rail: Individual Journeys; Train’Shares (timeshares); Fractional Interest …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: October 7, 2017

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “Television is chewing gum for the eyes.” —Frank Lloyd Wright WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Way back in 2000, damn near two decades ago, Australia-based Accor Hotels first launched its Accor Premiere Vacation Club (APCV), known today as Accor Vacation Club. If you didn’t know such an entity exists it’s likely because you aren’t …

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Getting BIGGER: October 7, 2017

  RCI has affiliated six new resorts in Japan to its vacation exchange network through an affiliation agreement with Sundance Resort Club Japan. The six properties are located across the country in popular tourist destinations including the Kanagawa Prefecture, the Yamanashi Prefecture, the Chiba Prefecture, the Shizuoka Prefecture and the Nagano Prefecture. The six resorts …

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Timeshare Kudos: October 7, 2017

  Orange Lake Resorts, home to Holiday Inn Club Vacations, has earned a big ol’ KUDOS recently, having been recognized by The Orlando Business Journal as the second largest privately held company in Central Florida as part of the publication’s Golden 100 Awards ceremony. Not just the second biggest privately owned timeshare company, mind you, …

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Timeshare People on the Move: October 7, 2017

>> TIMESHARE PEOPLE ON THE MOVE: If you’re going to have an unusual name it’s a good thing to have a really good one, according to my late grandmother. With that in mind, Famous Rhodes has been named as Chief Marketing Officer of Bluegreen Vacations Corporation. The goal is to “elevate Bluegreen’s market profile, its …

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59 Dead, 527 Injured in Las Vegas

  I don’t know what to say about the tragic massacre in Las Vegas. There are no words to express my personal horror and sorrow. At least 59 dead and 527 wounded because one man with an arsenal of some 42 guns and countless ammunition decided to do it. Does it even matter why? If …

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