Chateau World to arise with New Ownership April 29, 2010Posted by Bryan Connelly in : General, New Features, News & Events, RCI, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource , add a comment
Members of the Chateau World announced that they are interested in taking over ownership and the management of two Canadian retreats. The Banff Gate Mountain Lodge & Spa and the Chateau Canmore Resort are two popular destinations with a future that is still uncertain as owners struggle to keep them open.
While Chateau World is in the throes of foreclosure, its properties have thrived for over a decade. The properties provide elegant Chalet suites set among the wooded Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. Two groups are working to keep the resort available to owners and guests and are planning to meet with shareholders soon to see what can be done. Built into breathtaking scenery and a mountain backdrop, the area is comprised of premier golf, ski, and hiking destinations. The picturesque Canmore is a treasure to hundreds of members who are taking action to save the resort.
Member Services at Chateau World released a statement that says in part, “As our families are some of the oldest members, we strongly believe that it is in the best interest of the club to be run by current active members, as any other parties would not have the best interest of the members in mind. We will be unveiling the new member-run format this week.”
Buy A Welk Resort in Cabo and Join Interval International April 26, 2010Posted by Bryan Connelly in : General, News & Events, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized , add a comment
Interval International (II) has recently announced that the newest Welk Resort Cabo, Sirena del Mar, has signed on to be part of the extensive Interval International portfolio. As this is the newest location, Sirena del Mar carries the same commitment to excellence as all Welks Resorts. To add another layer of flexibility to you vacationing, owners will be enrolled as members of Interval International. This will give owners the opportunity to exchange their accommodations for those at another resort in Interval’s network.
Craig M. Nash, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of interval Leisure Group, parent company of Interval International stated, “We are very proud to welcome Welk Resorts Cabo –Sirena Del Mar, Welk’s sixth property, to interval’s worldwide network. The resort’s stunning location and full range of amenities carry on the tradition of quality that has made Welks Resort one of the most respected independent brands in the vacation ownership industry.”
Set on a sunny beach near the world-renowned Cabo San Lucas, the resort is situated on seven acres, perched on a 65-foot bluff overlooking the Sea of Cortez. The resort is currently being built in phases to maximize the view of the ocean and the magnificent Baja California peninsula. Guest will be able to enjoy the same picturesque views from their suites. The Welk Resort Cabo- Sirena del Mar was designed to reflect the traditional world of Mexico, with a touch of modern sophistication.
Phase One was recently completed and offers sixteen villas with lock-out units and four penthouse villas. There are plans for five phases, which will total to a number of 222 villas. All villas will be designed to focus on the magnificent views of the ocean. Interval International is known for its affiliation with high quality, sought-after destinations. If you are interested in buying or renting a stay at a Welk Resort, or are looking buy an Interval International membership, BuyATimeshare.com can help today!
Buy A Timeshare.com Makes a Difference Going Green April 20, 2010Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Customer Comments, General, New Features, News & Events, Timeshare Resale, Uncategorized , add a comment
Apropos to Earth Day, BuyATimeshare.com is celebrating a year of going green. Inspired by our environment and awareness of our global impact, BuyATimeshare.com has shredded its consumption of paper by over 50%. A leading environmental concern, the typical office uses nearly 100,000 sheets of paper every month. Along with several businesses, BuyATimeshare.com has recognized the benefits of cutting out paper. Both of its office have gone completely paperless and have taken action to turn down the amount of electricity used by its offices.
In a series of steps to become more environmentally conscious, the advertising firm has streamlined many of its procedures to faster and more cost effective. Sending all information electronically has increased efficiency and overall customer satisfaction. More properties are using the resale market than ever. Our efforts to become less dependent on paper and more aware of power usage has already resulted in faster sales, more effective customer services and happier clientele.
With the staggering amount of pollution and waste, awareness of the Earth’s environment is paramount. BuyATimeshare.com has put most printing and mailing to a stop. Utilizing some valuable pieces of technology, we now send all documentation and correspondences via email.
DocuSign, which eliminates paper-based contracts, has tripled the speed of transactions, bringing properties to the resale market faster than ever. More and more office buildings are beginning to adopt a “Green” approach. Going paperless is a great way for your office to begin actively reducing its global footprint. Today timeshare consumers can find the ideal resort online; they can chat with a professional online or in person at 800-882-0296. Vacationing has never been so accessible. Buy, rent, or advertise your timeshare property for sale by owner on the top timeshare resale website in the industry—and without lifting a pen or wasting a single piece of paper.
A Descriptive Trip Around the Islands April 15, 2010Posted by J.Carter in : Customer Comments, General, Hawaii timeshare, New Features, RCI, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized , add a comment
Aloha fellow travelers. It’s time to continue our trip, this time moving on to the Hawaiian Island of O‘ahu. Check my last blog on Kaua‘i to get general traveling information and helpful hints.
WHERE TO VISIT
Most people don’t realize that Honolulu, Waikiki, and Diamond Head are all located on the island of O‘ahu. It is the island I first visited in 1962, thinking that I would find the “true Hawai’i” there. Well, I did… and I didn’t. Visiting Honolulu to me is like visiting any big mainland city. The city is crowded as are the beaches; the pace is hectic, but as exciting as it is intriguing and unique. Night life abounds, so if that’s what you’re looking for, Honolulu is the place to stay. Having said that, I also wish to point out that Honolulu, the state capital is place to experience opportunities to learn about the history and culture of the islands. Since ’62, I have only visited O‘ahu on day visits with Hawaiian family, so my personal experiences are limited to theirs. Places to visit, sports, beaches, restaurants, things to see and so numerous that for me to attempt to cover them would be overkill. Check with your hotel or condominium, stop at a kiosk on the sidewalk, red pamphlets, or best of all, and pick up a good tour book to acquaint yourself with what you want to do before you go.
When someone considers going to Hawai‘i for that “once-in-a-lifetime” vacation, one’s first thought usually gravitates to Honolulu and Waikiki. While they are wonderful, when you get to know the islands well, you realize that Waikiki Beach is long but narrow, the sand crowded with oiled bodies of tourists from all over the world, as is the water. This is fine if that’s what you’re looking for in a beach experience, but if you’re looking for a less crowded, more private, experience the east shore beaches “over the Pali” are the ones on which you should concentrate. I LOVE the Kailua, and Lanikai beaches.
Surfing, wind surfing, sail boarding, parasailing, boogie boarding, scuba diving, snorkeling, rafting, sailing, catamaran rides, and outrigger canoe rides are all available. If you’re looking for a snorkeling experience, try Hanauma Beach, but you must get there early to avoid the crowds. If you’re a beginner surfer, Waikiki is the beach for you with its long, gentle surf. Beach boy experts are plentiful and more than willing to teach… surfing, that is! When I was in my twenties I did exactly that, and the young people who taught me were kind, patient, friendly, and professional. Believe me when I say that if I could surf, anybody can surf! Surfing beaches are also available on the northwest coast of the island. If you’re a surfing expert, head for the north shore beaches of Waimea and the famous Bonzai Pipeline. Windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, and jet skis are offered in some areas, but only when there are no whales in residence (Humpbacks visit from the end of October through March). By land you can enjoy golf, tennis, fishing, horseback riding, hiking and camping, hang gliding, are offered on all the major islands. All you need to do is pick out where and what, and DO it!
Scenic Vistas and Things to See
Historical Sites in Honolulu
Those of us who live on the mainland forget, or perhaps never knew that the Hawaiian Islands were once individual kingdoms, each ruled by a king. Kamehameha, the Great, united them under his rule. During the time that Hawai‘i was a U.S. Territory, the islands were ruled by the Kalakua family, and finally, the last monarch was Queen Lili‘uokalani. We have forgotten that the United States took over the government of these islands in an illegal coup, avoiding bloodshed only because the queen told her people to give up peacefully avoiding bloodshed.
When you visit downtown Honolulu, you will find multitudes of amazing places that will show evidence of Hawai’i’s amazing melting pot of peoples who live side by side in peace and aloha.
Here are some of the available sites that are “must sees.”
To get an amazing view of Hawai‘i’s history and culture, visit the Iolani Palace, the only royal palace in America, the Bishop Museum and Planetarium, and The Honolulu Cultural Center. The Aloha Tower was once the tallest structure on O‘ahu, a symbol of Hawaiian aloha, welcoming and saying good-bye to the visitor. I don’t know if you can still climb to the top of the tower to view the city and the harbor, since it’s elevator claims the dubious distinction of being one of the oldest on O‘ahu.
Want to get a feel for the people? Visit a church (Kawaiahaho) or a shopping center (Ala Moana). Want to learn about the tropical flora and the fauna? Visit Foster Botanical Gardens, the Honolulu Zoo, or the Waikiki Aquarium. And no trip is complete without visiting those places that remind us of Hawai‘i’s role in recent history. The Punch Bowl Cemetery, an old volcanic crater that is the final resting place for Hawaiian veterans of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam and The Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor will tug at your heartstrings, even if you’re too young to have had a personal connection. Someone in your family will have been affected by those events it memorializes. Also, take a trip to Honolulu’s Chinatown, not only for the shopping and the food, but to taste the culture.
A Look at Beautiful Hawaii From Author Joyce Hauolila Carter April 12, 2010Posted by J.Carter in : General, Hawaii timeshare, News & Events, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel , add a comment
Aloha everyone! I’m writing to you from my second home—Maui—where I’m staying for the month of April for the first time in four years. I have been unable to travel for that length of time, and at last I have returned in body as well as in spirit.
CHECK IN with JOYCE in May to learn more about the islands of Moloka‘i and Lana’i.
Scenic Vistas and Things to See
Diamond Head has become the most recognizable symbol of Hawai‘i, named so because some sailors spied glittering crystals there that they thought were diamonds. This volcanic crater is only a few miles outside of Honolulu, but a hike along the crater’s rim will bring you close to nature and a breath-taking view of Waikiki and Honolulu.
Most first-time visitors don’t realize that a few miles out of the city and just over the Ko‘olau Mountains (extinct volcano), which the Hawaiians call “over the Pali, is the quiet Windward Coast of O‘ohu and the small towns of Kanaohe and Kailua and their beautiful white-sand beaches. When you reach the summit, stop to view the valley from The Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout for a thrill. Then drive down to the shore and enjoy the pace and feel of the Hawai‘i of fifty years ago.
Even if you’re not a surfing aficionado, a trip to the North Shore and The Bonzai Pipeline and Waimea Bay is thrilling. During winter, the waves are tremendous and many competitions are held, but even in spring and fall, spending a day watching fantastic athletes, skilled amateurs and pros, conquer the waves.
Whale watches, submarine rides, evening cruises, snorkeling and scuba diving boat and fishing trips can be booked through hotels and activity kiosks on the streets. The company you choose for these activities determines whether they are expensive or economical. Do your homework and choose accordingly. Helicopter rides are available and expensive, but they are definitely worth the money.
Horseback riding Horseback riding, tennis courts, and golf courses are everywhere. The place determines the price.
First, get in your rental car and drive! I say the same thing for every island because this is the ay to get to know it. After all, how can you get lost on an island??? And if you do need help, what better way is there than to stop and ask a local for directions. Show a little bit of interest in what’s Hawaiian, and you’ll make a friend.
Put on your walking shoes and take a hike. Trails abound, but don’t take off on your own without a map and proper equipment, especially in the rainforest. A sudden downpour can cause flooding on the mountain slopes. More than one unsuspecting tourist has been washed out to sea.
Stop at a beach and enjoy a picnic lunch, but however calm the water looks, never swim alone. In fact, don’t swim at all unless someone knowledgeable has recommended the site as safe for swimming. YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN, and currents are tricky. Always respect the ocean.
Shopping and Dining
In a city the size of Honolulu, all you have to do is spit to hit a restaurant or place to shop, so I won’t even attempt to make recommendations. Dining is a matter of personal choice. Hotels offer wonderful fare, but sometimes at outrageous prices. One of the greatest advantages of a place like Hawai‘i is its diverse numbers of cultures placed in a small area. All kinds of cooking are available for all kinds of tastes. If you want an adventure in dining, drive over the Pali or to the north shore and check out a little Mom & Pop type restaurant. Ask for their recommendation or to explain their best dish. Don’t hesitate to make this visit one for an adventure in dining. I enjoy for chicken or pork katsu or Kal Bi steak. If you’re REALLY adventurous, ask for a Hawaiian plate.
All the hotels have lu’ua ceremonies. They are exciting and exotic, and I recommend that you attend one. Most offer Hawaiian and”American” food. Take a chance and try kalau pig, lomi lomi salmon, chicken and long rice, Hawaiian stew, sticky rice, Hawaiian potato salad, poi, and a mai tai with haupia pudding for dessert. The entertainment is authentic but often lu‘aus feature more South Pacific dance than Hawaiian hula. On O’ahu, it’s a little harder to find a church or school lu’au where local folk put on a beautiful spread of food and hula schools, ukulele bands, and local vocalists and instrumentalist perform. Strike up a conversation with someone local and ask where you can go. If you find such a place and you’re very, very lucky, at the end of the day the aunties and uncles (older generations) will throw away their canes and hula like nobody else can. And when they invite you up to join them, DO IT!
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After the 2008 purchase of a new office building in Tampa, Florida the resale market demanded that BuyATimeshare.com upgrade its presence in Merrimack, New Hampshire.
Completely renovating an office right next door to its current location, the marketing firm is improving on every aspect of its environment in order to keep up with the ever-growing timeshare resale market. Installing nearly 7 miles of Cat5 telecommunications cable, every office, phone and computer will be completely integrated. Increasing efficiency in a lightning-fast network BuyATimeshare.com will be better able to serve the millions of timeshare buyers, renters and sellers looking for a solution.
As carpenters build and electricians tie the office together, the new home of BuyATimeshare.com is beginning to take shape. The Merrimack office has upgraded its office space twice before to keep up with the escalating demand. With millions of timeshare buyers and sellers around the world, the market needs the fastest services possible in order to match buyer and seller. BuyATimeshare.com has stepped up to the challenge of being the world’s primary source for timeshare properties!
A big fish in the Harris Pond Plaza, BuyATimeshare.com continues to maintain its positions as the leading timeshare marketing firm. The new surroundings will provide a large enough environment to grow even further into the future of timeshare resale. Not only will the office increase its capacity, but the company has big plans for the superior telecommunications network it is launching.
In the near future offices of BuyATimeshare.com around the world will be directly connected via this cutting edge technology. Connecting the phones and computers in Tampa, Florida to headquarters in Merrimack, every vacation property that hits the resale market will do so faster and more efficient that ever, passing that speed and those savings on to the customers. The progressive advertising firm has steadily evolved to become the primary force in the timeshare resale market.
Embarking on new ventures and investing in new innovations is how BuyATimeshare.com has sustained its dominance over the past decade. Its unwavering devotion to being the best is not to brag but to guarantee that more timeshare buyers and renters find the vacation property of their dreams, without the hassle of a presentation and for thousands of dollars less than anywhere else online.Donate a Timeshare, New Features, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource , add a comment
Buy a timeshare.com and Defeat Diabetes Foundation put together a timeshare donation program in late 2009. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans suffer from Diabetes. Andy Mandell and his brother Jerry co-founded the Defeat Diabetes Foundation in 1990.
Andy after being diagnosed with Diabetes in 1985 was faced with a choice, make drastic health changes or die. Through aggressive self management and sound advice from a group of specialists, Andy began to rebound. He launched and internet site Defeatdiabetes.org. He has been educating the public about diabetes through The Defeat Diabetes internet website and through public appearances.
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BuyATimeshare.com is growing. Just as the office in Tampa, Florida needed to grow with the demand of today’s timeshare resale market, the New Hampshire office has broken ground on the new location. The massive labyrinth of offices will feature ample space for more specialists and customer service representatives to handle the growing number of buyers and renters. As we continue to be a leader in the industry, an office must grow in order to contend with the demand that comes with such superior marketing power. As renovations continue, BuyATimeshare.com looks forward to servicing the millions of buyers, renters and sellers searching for a timeshare solution.
The new location will still be in the Harris Pond Plaza in Merrimack, New Hampshire. But with more space, the expansion means faster service and more efficient customer care. When BuyATimeshare.com expanded from Tampa to Merrimack, New Hampshire in 2006 it quickly outgrew its modest surroundings. The marketing firm has not stopped looking forward, pioneering the timeshare resale industry with numerous innovations along the way. Millions of dollars have been put toward bringing the best timeshare resale experience to the world. Follow along as we keep you up to date on the latest news regarding the BuyATimeshare.com overhaul in New Hampshire.
This gutted office building is scheduled to be the newly furnished home of BuyATimeshare.com by the middle of May, 2010. The larger office will allow for a more comfortable working environment. With more representatives available to handle the growing numbers of timeshare buyers, sellers and renters, Buy A Timeshare.com is poised to provide cutting-edge services for anyone looking to secure an inexpensive vacation property or to sell a timeshare on the easy and the effective timeshare resale market.