Entries by Gary Smith

Troubled timeshare resort is sold

After years of financial troubles and unhappy customers Horseshoe Valley timeshare resort has finally been sold in a bid to clear debts. We recently reported the ongoing troubles at Horseshoe Valley, which have been going on for some time now. The resort first hit the headlines after it was discovered customers were locked into extremely […]

Consumer groups demand investigations into allegations of deceptive timeshare sales tactics

Consumer groups in Australia has made a broad move and are accusing the timeshare industry of trapping people in long term timeshare contracts using predatory sales tactics. Choice is a consumer group based in Australia and they are urging the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to act and prosecute timeshare operators who break the law. […]

Ex Wyndham employee fired for speaking out

An ex-Wyndham executive is suing the company after they sacked him for blowing the whistle on unfair practices within the company. Fabrizzio Sapien worked for Wyndham for nearly 17 years and had recently been promoted to an executive role in Florida with more than 500 employees under him. But he says he was unfairly dismissed […]

Millions in compensation for Timeshare scam victims

Over in the United States a judge has ordered the man who operated a timeshare exit company to repay more than 1 million dollars to victims after The Better Business Bureau began investigating the company. Real Travel LLC was found to be charging customers, often elderly, large upfront fees after cold calling them about their […]

Troubled timeshare resort sold

A timeshare resort in Ontario, Canada which first opened its doors in the 1990s’ has informed disgruntled owners that the property will now be sold. We heard about The Carriage ridge and Carriage Hills timeshare resorts back in October when a Judge ordered the resort to close its doors permanently. The two separate timeshare resorts […]

Timeshare Giants predict future of the industry

You may have heard that some of the largest timeshare companies are making moves to protect the industry and lead the way in the future of hospitality. Forging on through the Coronavirus Pandemic and looking to secure the market for growth and future sales, Hilton Grand Vacations has purchased Diamond Resorts. The $1.4 billion deal […]