May 22

The Dirty Dozen: Holiday Inn, Orange Lake, & Silverleaf – The Silverleaf Merger

Next on our list of the Timeshare Industry’s Worst Divestment Performers and a member of “The Dirty Dozen,” is the Holiday Inn—Orange Lake—Silverleaf trio of resorts. Once a privately held company out of Texas, Silverleaf grew into its own right as a multi-million multistate resort. At that time, Silverleaf operated a consumer-oriented business selling timeshares..

April 27

Timeshare Divestment Ratings

With so much negative publicity on timeshare resorts and the hype surrounding certain resorts that refuse to negotiate or cancel burdensome and unwanted timeshares, we decided to take a look at the other side. There are resorts who understand that some timeshare owners face personal hardships, changed circumstances, or simply cannot handle the financial burdens.

April 9

The Cold Hard Truth About Donating a Timeshare

It’s tax season again and the time of year that many disgruntled timeshare owners begin to wonder about donating their unwanted timeshares. Several years ago, a few different organizations started investigating the donation process and uncovered many hidden costs associated with timeshare “donations,” in additional to a slew of related scams, and a host of.

March 14

Tips to Avoid Timeshare Fraud

We all hope to avoid becoming the target of fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation. Thanks to recent consumer protection regulations, many consumers now have the confidence to shop freely, but the protections only go so far. Recent consumer reports and allegations show that U.S. Timeshare Companies such as Hilton, Holiday Inn (Orange Lake and Silverleaf), BlueGreen.

March 1

The Dirty Dozen: BlueGreen Vacations

We continue with our examination of deceptive timeshare practices by looking at another industry giant, BlueGreen Vacations. As one of the Timeshare Industry’s Worst Divestment Performers” and a member of “The Dirty Dozen,” BlueGreen is the subject of many consumer complaints in the timeshare industry. With a number of resorts in domestic destinations, BlueGreen’s portfolio.

February 7

The Dirty Dozen: Westgate Resorts

Over the past few months, we have begun exposing the sudden resistance of Timeshare Companies to release unhappy timeshare owners from purchase contracts based on fraud and deception. With the growth of suits filed by the Big Bad Timeshare Industry against “easy out” timeshare cancellation companies, we wanted to delve further into the alleged practices.

January 12

Beware: The Carefully Crafted Timeshare Sales Pitch

With families feeling the vacation itch, timeshare buying season is just around the corner. Resorts know the best way to entice prospective timeshare buyers into pulling the vacation ownership trigger is to catch them on holiday, when the effects of sun and sand have made everyone’s wallets a little looser. Offering incentives like free tours,.

December 12

The Blind Eye of Compassion in Timeshares

With the holidays upon us, the best in human compassion tends to shine through. People are more inclined to lend a helping hand and do what they can for others in need. It is a time of kindness, togetherness, gratitude, and empathy. A while back, we wrote about the role of human compassion in the.