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Use of illegal timeshare contracts in Europe revealed!

Contracts
illegal timeshare contracts
It has been revealed that luxury 5-star timeshare chains have been using illegal timeshare contracts enabling them to keep members paying high maintenance fees! Contract duration must not exceed 50 years The EU Directive states that long term holiday products, which include timeshare weeks, points and fractional ownerships cannot be…

Timeshare is not an investment

Mis-Selling
Timeshare is not an investment
It is expected that timeshare resorts will be back to their old trick again, while desperately trying to bring in new business after a struggling year. It is important to note that not every timeshare resort is bad, there are many good resorts and some great travel clubs offering huge…

Timeshare Holidays in 2021

Covid
Timeshare Holidays in 2021
The European timeshare industry is on the brink of collapse. Travel restrictions have forced almost all the European timeshare resorts to close their sales deck. Travel bans combined with unfair maintenance fees, charged by the resorts during a time that when travel was impossible, have caused a huge influx of…

Timeshare Maintenance Refund Policy

Covid, Maintenance Fees
Timeshare Maintenance Refund Policy
As these fees are to maintain the resort, the timeshare maintenance refund policy or paused payments are at the discretion of the management companies. This is a loophole many timeshare companies have used to avoid refunding clients and pausing the payments. The RDO defended the resort developers by stating on…

Timeshares Purchased by Credit Card

Compensation
Timeshares Purchased by Credit Card
Timeshare owners could be entitled to claim compensation for many reasons, the main reason is determined by how they paid for the timeshare. However, it is not the only factor. We have written this article to explain why timeshares purchased by credit card could be covered by insurance. Payments made…

Consumer rights for timeshares purchased after 1999

Contracts
timeshares purchased after 1999
Before 1999 there was little to no consumer protection regarding the sales of Timeshare. Spain was the first country in Europe that introduced Law 42/98, which came into effect on 5th January 1999. We have written this post to help timeshare owners understand what the consumer rights are for timeshares…

Timeshare scams in Thailand

Thailand
Timeshare scams in Thailand
Thailand sees around 38 million tourists per year. Most tourists above the age of 30 are likely to have been approached by the timeshare touts that cruise the streets on mopeds, especially those who visit Patong, Koh Samui and Pattaya. For the majority of tourists, these touts are just a…

Hilton takes over Diamond Resorts

Hilton takes over Diamond Resorts
There has been a lot of talk about what will happen to the timeshare owners once Hilton takes over Diamond Resorts. Many owners are now only just realising that it is true.  Hilton Grand Vacations announced that it has entered into the agreement to acquire Diamond Resorts International on March…
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