I'd like to think that the work that I do here is part of timeshare solution and not part of the timeshare problem.
I think that when the mainstream media, i.e. not timeshare, calls and asks for information about the industry, I have an obligation to not only answer questions directly, not only give my opinion when it's asked for but also to arm the reporter with as much good, solid, useful information as possible.
So when a reporter called me last week to ask about some timeshare issues, I willingly gave the reporter three (3) other sources to contact.
Why? Because a) it's the right thing to do, b) because I want the most up to date information out there, c) because I think it's vital for the media and consumers to have input from as many reputable sources as possible and d) because I know that Timeshare Insights is NOT the be all and end all of credible sources.
This isn't the first time I've done this,just the first time I've written about it.
I'm willing to bet you a million dollars that neither of the three sources has ever or will ever reciprocate.
One source ignores me 99% of the time, one source chooses to believe that the only "truth" about timeshare comes from them and the third source hates everyone associated with timeshare choosing to believe that no one other than themselves should ever make any money from any timeshare related endeavor.
It's not only wrong, it's exhausting.