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Weekly Wisecrack: December 9, 2017

Time Flies Good old Eddie had a great run during the 25 years he worked as a timeshare closer and beginning his first year he religiously set aside $25,000 annually for retirement. In what seemed to be the blink of an eye that once-distant retirement age rolled around and when he was judged by his …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: December 9, 2017

  ► I wonder how good the good old days really were in the timeshare business? Maybe it depended on your point of view? If you were in sales and marketing in the Anything-Goes era when guests could be induced to attend a presentation with the promise of a crate of pineapples or an $8 …

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Weekly Jukebox: December 9, 2017

  Hurricanes! Tornadoes! Earthquakes! Floods! Torrential rain! Landslides! Forest Fires! Melting Glaciers! Drought! Threats of nuclear war! Overcooked pasta! Another zombie TV series!   It’s The End of The World As We Know It! Thank the gods for R.E.M. What are YOU listening to tonight? And what would you like to see here? The Weekly …

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Timeshare Financial News: December 9, 2017

► Marriott Vacations Worldwide’s Board of Directors authorized a quarterly cash dividend of $0.40 per share of common stock, an increase of 14.2 percent over the previous quarterly dividend of $0.35 per share. The dividend is payable on January 4, 2018 to shareholders of record as of December 21, 2017. “We are continuing to remain …

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South Carolina USA Timeshare News: November 4, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: KIAWAH ISLAND: Timbers Resorts, which broke ground on its new Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences in March 2017, celebrated its topping out on the day before Thanksgiving when the last steel beam was installed. The 21-unit fractional development, housed in three towers, is located on about 3.5 acres in …

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Mexico Timeshare News: December 9, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS NUEVO VALLARTA: Grupo Vidanta has bought a boat. A BIG boat. Well, OK, so it’s not a boat, it’s a ship. Yup. Grupo Vidanta has entered the Cruise industry with the purchase of All Leisure Holiday’s cruise ship VOYAGER, which had been laid up in Singapore waiting for someone to rescue …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: December 2, 2017

  QUOTABLE QUOTES: “People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is refillable.” —Unknown     NEWS FROM THE TIMESHARE WAYBACK MACHINE, MAY 7, 2004 DURANGO, CO: Let’s say you’re a developer who is unhappy with the district’s board of directors, but since you don’t own …

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Timeshare People on the Move: December 9, 2017

>> INTERNATIONAL TIMESHARE NEWS: Mark Ludbrook has been appointed to the newly created position of General Manager – Developer Operations for Accor Vacation Club. Based on the Gold Coast, Mark will assume leadership responsibility for all Accor Vacation Club timeshare sales and marketing operations in Australia. Mark brings more than 20 years of leadership experience …

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Weekly Wisecrack: December 2, 2017

The Stone Age While conducting his first morning meeting the new sales manager let everyone know exactly where he stood on a variety of issues including what will happen when anyone, for any reason, is even just one-minute late to his daily motivational sessions. He then concluding the meeting by telling the entire staff, “If …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: December 2, 2017

  ► You’ve got MAIL! I’ve got mail; all God’s chillun got MAIL! …Ev’rybody talkin’ ’bout heab’n ain’t goin’ dere/Heab’n, Heab’n/I’m goin’ to mail all ovah God’s Heab’n… ♪♪ (with apologies to that beautiful old hymn) Scoop gets mail, too, and many times it’s from green peas looking for information about the business and what …

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Weekly Jukebox: December 2, 2017

  It doesn’t get much better than this lovely rendition of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, sung by Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé but lip sinced and performed by an entire cast of very professional and entirely adorable children. Directed by Brett Sullivan, the video is designed like an old-school ’30s film musical number. The stars …

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Timeshare Financial News: December 2, 2017

► Silver Lake Resort, a timeshare development company located just outside the gates of Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, FL, has been on the receiving end of an extension of a loan from Wellington Financial, the exclusive Resort Finance lending correspondent for Liberty Bank. The deal is a for a two-year extension of their $30 …

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Florida USA Timeshare News: December 2, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: ORLANDO: Westgate Towers LLC has found itself in hot water. The company is facing a lawsuit filed by Cordarell R. and Kelsey M. Grider, a San Diego couple who attended a Westgate Towers’ timeshare sales presentation in Las Vegas on Jan. 16, 2016. The couple alleges that Westgate breached its …

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New Jersey USA Timeshare News: December 2, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: CAMDEN: Since I haven’t updated you about the Adam Lacerda, Ian Resnick and Genevieve Manzoni appeal related to their conviction in the notorious VO Group/VO Financial timeshare fraud case since July, I thought I’d better take a look and report back to you. Unfortunately, there isn’t much to report. Since …

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Tennessee USA Timeshare News: December 2, 2017

>> EASTERN USA TIMESHARE NEWS: NASHVILLE: Guess what? Margaritaville Nashville Hotel has announced that it will be the latest property to feature a proposed Margaritaville Vacation Club® by Wyndham element, as the relationship between Margaritaville and Wyndham continues to evolve. When it opens in Summer 2019 in Nashville’s thriving “SoBro” district, the hotel anticipates featuring …

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Idle Timeshare Thoughts: December 2, 2017

QUOTABLE QUOTES: “There are only two true facts about points programs, the first being that the value of the points is totally controlled by the provider and second, the system is designed to create the necessity for the members to purchase, accumulate, or rent, more and more points to fulfill their needs.” —Jerry Sikes   …

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Getting BIGGER: December 2, 2017

  Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific is stepping outside its normal milieu by adding two WorldMark South Pacific Club properties in Princeville, Kauai. WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Bali Hai Villas and WorldMark South Pacific Club by Wyndham Ka ‘Eo Kai, will be available to timeshare owners in the WorldMark South Pacific Club by …

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Weekly Wisecrack: November 25, 2017

The Case of the Missing Sales Manager With the Thanksgiving festivities out of the way easy going Bill is sleeping off his last turkey sandwich on a late night flight to the Dominican Republic. As he wings his way to the D.R. he has high hopes of cashing in on the next high season and …

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Timeshare Odds and Ends: November 25, 2017

  ► NOW HIRING SALES REPS, HEAVY HITTERS AND CLOSERS! ONLY THE BEST NEED APPLY! MAKE $75 PER DEAL! UNLIMITED INCOME! ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY! $$$$$$$$$$$! (No experience necessary will train right person.) You’ve all seen ads like that in places like Craigslist, right? So what would you say if you saw an ad …

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