Timeshareforsaleonline Affiliates With TATOC

The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), widely known as TATOC, has announced the successful affiliation of timeshare resale company, TimeshareForSaleOnline.com

Headed up by Anthony (Tony) Bugg, the website has been in operation for some time providing private timeshare re-sales. The team works with other resale businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the U.S. to resell other vacation-style products.

Currently in development, and set to launch this month, is a new auction website, OwnersTimeshareAuctions.com. This will run alongside the main resale business and will assist private owners at resorts that will not work with third party resale businesses.

With over 30 years’ experience in the timeshare industry, Mr Bugg explained his decision to affiliate his business with TATOC: “We are very pleased to have become affiliates members of TATOC and appreciate the work they do for the industry – we sincerely wish to be part of its future.”

Harry Taylor, TATOC’s executive chairman commented: “I was delighted when Tony asked if his business could affiliate with TATOC as it shows his commitment to the timeshare consumer and providing them with the very best service. As an affiliate, Tony and his team will comply with the Association’s Code of Conduct and Code of Practice so owners can be reassured when they are using their services.”

The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), known as TATOC, was formed over 25 years ago and is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners and their HOA/committees in Europe.

The mission of TATOC is to safeguard and enhance the timeshare holiday experience for existing and prospective users and to be the voice of owners.

In recent years, TATOC has worked hard to increase its membership base of timeshare resorts and individual members. It also works with legitimate timeshare business through its affiliation programme.

All TATOC affiliated businesses must comply with the Association’s strict Code of Conduct and are regularly monitored to ensure they provide the highest standards of customer service and comply with all legislation.

The not-for-profit Association is now an informed point of contact and authority on all timeshare matters and is a regular, unbiased contributor to the consumer press. The team works closely with the U.K.’s Trading Standards offices, law enforcement, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the OFT) and other authorities.

TATOC CEO and executive chairman, Harry Taylor, is regularly interviewed on national radio and features in the industry press.

TATOC Affiliates Grand Holidays Club

Leading consumer organisation, The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), widely known as TATOC, has announced the successful affiliation of Spanish hospitality brand, Grand Holidays Club.

Based in Tenerife, Canary Islands, and with more than 20 years’ experience in the holiday ownership industry, Grand Holidays Club’s mission is to provide unique and unforgettable vacation experiences in prime locations for the discerning traveller.

Today, the resort portfolio comprises three resorts located in Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote: the Flamingo Club, Oasis Lanz and Atlantic Garden with over 6,000 members owning fixed weeks and points.

The business is constantly evolving to ensure that members’ expectations are always exceeded – with improved holiday flexibility and additional choice, comfort and service.

There are plans to extend the portfolio and exciting new products and improvements will be introduced in 2016.

Kim Smallwood, member services at Grand Holidays Club explained: “We fully support the mission of the Association and firmly believe that the link provided by TATOC between the consumer and the developer is vital.

“In this way, we may address the problems that the industry is facing and promote a more positive attitude towards the timeshare experience in general.  We are extremely pleased to have been accepted as a Platinum affiliate and will strive to offer our continual support to the association.”

Harry Taylor, TATOC’s executive chairman added: “In order to protect timeshare owners it is important we have a strong and legitimate industry providing the quality holidays consumers have purchased. TATOC’s affiliation programme recognises such companies, so I was delighted when Grand Holidays Club applied, and was subsequently approved, for affiliation. We look forward to working with them.”

The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), known as TATOC, was formed over 25 years ago and is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners and their HOA/committees in Europe.

The mission of TATOC is to safeguard and enhance the timeshare holiday experience for existing and prospective users and to be the voice of owners.

In recent years, TATOC has worked hard to increase its membership base of timeshare resorts and individual members. It also works with legitimate timeshare business through its affiliation programme.

All TATOC affiliated businesses must comply with the Association’s strict Code of Conduct and are regularly monitored to ensure they provide the highest standards of customer service and comply with all legislation.

The not-for-profit Association is now an informed point of contact and authority on all timeshare matters and is a regular, unbiased contributor to the consumer press. The team works closely with the U.K.’s Trading Standards offices, law enforcement, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the OFT) and other authorities.

TATOC CEO and executive chairman, Harry Taylor, is regularly interviewed on national radio and features in the industry press.

For further information about TATOC, the Timeshare Association, and the TATOC Affiliation programme, please contact Mr Harry Taylor by email at: harry.taylor@tatoc.co.uk or by telephone on: +44 (0) 161 237 3518. Alternatively, visit the TATOC website here: www.tatoc.co.uk

Sharetime Winter 2015 Published By TATOC

The winter 2015 issue of Sharetime magazine has been published by the Timeshare Association (TATOC) for timeshare owners and the 90-plus resort committees the association represents.

Said Harry Taylor, TATOC CEO and executive chairman: “This is the last edition for 2015 and will be the issue distributed to delegates at the upcoming conference in March – so it had to be packed with news, information and advice. I believe we have achieved that.”

The 32-page magazine is available to view online at the Sharetime magazine website and printed copies will be sent to TATOC individual members, member resorts and affiliates.

This issue will also be available for TATOC member resorts and affiliates to embed directly into their own websites for their owners and guests to view and enjoy.

This issue includes:

  • A Q&A with committee chairman Derick Manning from Rhinefield Apartments in the New Forest;
  • How video marketing is the way forward for timeshare resort marketing;
  • Rachel Littleworth who believes resorts need to focus on the needs of their current owners and not just on new members;
  • The return of Aunty Betty;
  • The latest from timeshare lawyer Alex Radford;
  • How Brockwood Hall is using spa experiences to set themselves apart from the competition; and
  • The latest news from our resort members and affiliates

TATOC urges all affiliates and member resorts to encourage their owners, guests and clients to view the magazine from the Sharetime Magazine website or request a printed version.

Printed copies of the magazine will be distributed to TATOC individual members, member resorts and affiliates over the next few days. You can order a printed copy by contacting the TATOC head office on +44 (0) 161 237 3518. Links to embed the magazine into websites or email are available by contacting Emily Collins on emily@sharetimemagazine.com.

The Sharetime magazine and website are kindly sponsored and supported by companies affiliated to TATOC.