Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Why Can't People Just Say No?

I've been reading a rash of unfavorable reviews of timeshare resorts lately...and they almost all have to do with complaints about sitting through a timeshare presentation.

Look people...it's 2010, you know perfectly well that if you accept the discounted tickets, you're going to have to sit through a timeshare pitch. Just like you did last year, the year before that and in some cases, the day before yesterday in an attempt to "subsidize" your vacation.

I've railed for years against the timeshare industry for "bribing" consumers with these discounted tickets and the like. And I haven't softened my stance one bit.

But, let's put some blame where some blame is due...if you don't want to find out more about a timeshare, if you don't want to buy a timeshare, if you can't afford the timeshare, or the only way you can afford to go on vacation is to take advantage of timeshare presentations...DON'T SAY YES...do the right thing and SAY NO.

You'll save everyone a whole lot of aggravation and might actually improve your vacations. I don't know anyone who find timeshare sales pitches fun.

It's not the resort's fault you didn't like the presentation or even the vendor who sold you the discounted package. It's YOUR fault for taking the bait when you know perfectly well what is in store.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Upcoming Events and New Year Plans

It promises to be a busy start to the new year. On Thursday, January 21st, I'll be attending the ARDA Social Media Symposium here in Orlando. On the 29th and 30th, I'll be working and attending WIN's first ever Florida Regional meeting. The National Timeshare Owners Association is having their Florida meeting on January 31st, so I'll be speaking there as well.

On Wednesday February 10th, I'll be moderating a free webinar with Brian Rogers from TUG as the guest.

The annual ARDA Convention is being held in Las Vegas this year (sigh) from March 14-18 and during that time, there will be another WIN meeting. March 21st I'll be in Venice Florida for the Florida Timeshare Owners Group.

So, what can Timeshare Insights do for you? What do you want to hear about? What do you love about your timeshare? What can the industry do better? What products and services would you like Timeshare Insights to make available in the new year?

We want to hear from you!