BuyaTimeshare.com Shows Solid First Quarter Growth In Timeshare Buyer And Rental Offers April 30, 2013Posted by Steve Luba in : News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Wesley Kogelman , add a comment
BuyaTimeshare.com, the leading online platform for connecting timeshare buyers and renters with timeshare owners, announces double-digit increases in consumers looking to buy and rent timeshare in the first quarter of 2013.
The dollar value of buyer offers placed through the company’s industry-leading online marketplace increased 68 percent in Q1 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. The dollar value of rental offers was up 44 percent in the first quarter, with the total number of offers placed through the website up 85 percent so far this year.
All of these indicators are a significant sign that the health of the timeshare secondary market is improving according to BuyaTimeshare.com CEO Wesley Kogelman.
“We’ve seen more consumers looking to buy timeshare and rent timeshare and this confirms that consumers continue to use the internet when looking for deals on our products,” Kogelman said. “Recent statistics from the American Resort Development Association even confirm the increased impact that online resales is having on overall industry sales and our numbers support this trend.”
At the recent American Resort Development Association convention in Hollywood, FL, industry statistics shared during the event stated that consumers acknowledge the advantages that resale companies have over developers. Buyers stated that finding the best price, the ability to negotiate price and securing the best terms for the deal as the reasons they purchase through a resale company compared to a developer.
“It’s all about the internet now. We hear about guests taking a tour at a resort, getting the resort price, then checking the internet to see how much they can save on the same product by buying online,” added Kogelman. “And with Google estimating that 670,000 searches for the word ‘timeshare’ are placed through their site every month, that’s a lot of potential buyers.”
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BuyaTimeshare.com, the most effective online platform available for connecting timeshare buyers, sellers and renters, announces that president and CEO Wesley Kogelman has been invited to participate as a table leader during the ARDA Resale Forum on Monday, April 8. The Forum will be the first official session of the 2013 ARDA World Convention, the world’s largest timeshare industry event, to be held April 8-11, 2013 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fl.
Entitled “What’s Driving the Secondary Market?”, the Resale Forum will gather the key industry executives from across the timeshare resale sector to examine the evolution of the secondary market and explore ways to support the development of a healthy resale industry.
The internet has permanently changed the old adage that timeshare is a sold and not a sought good, with over 673,000 global searches on Google for the word timeshare,” said Kogelman. “If there are that many people going to Google and using the word timeshare in a search term, they are seeking out information about our product and that’s healthy for our industry.”
The Forum will be discussing issues such as buying power transitioning from the Boomer generation to Generation X and beyond, making traditional marketing techniques less effective as younger holidaymakers use the internet to plan their vacations.
“The traveling public predominantly uses the internet to research potential resort destinations, including timeshare resorts. After they arrive at the resort, they are still online researching the resort information, even as they are experiencing the sales presentation. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that ARDA’s own research shows, over the last three years, more people have used the secondary market to buy timeshare,” Kogelman added.
For more information about the ARDA World Convention, please visit http://www.arda.org/meetings-awards/convention/overview.aspx . To see the great timeshare inventory available for sale or rent at BuyaTimeshare.com, please go to http://buyatimeshare.com .Charity, Customer Comments, Donate a Timeshare, General, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, Wesley Kogelman , add a comment
BuyATimeshare.com donates $1500 to the Nonprofit Organization Send Me On Vacation (SMOV) to give a luxury vacation experience to those who need it most.
SMOV provides women who have endured treatment for cancer a chance to heal, rejuvenate and to celebrate life.
These vacations include a week’s stay at a resort, airfare and debit/credit card vouchers for incidentals during the vacation. BuyATimeshare.com, the leading timeshare resale company, is donating the cost of a vacation to support SMVO’s vision that a vacation is the catalyst to restoring, renewing and rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit.
Earlier this month, BuyATimeshare.com donated $2,500 to the CHaD Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship charity event. Each year, Wesley Kogelman and his team contribute more than $10,000 to charitable organizations like Send Me On Vacation, helping to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
This is the second year that BuyATimeshare.com has helped to support an SMOV awarded vacation. President and CEO of BuyATimeshare.com, Kogelman is no stranger to the importance of a vacation. “We are proud to support Send Me on Vacation and their mission to help cancer survivors. Their vacations help patients and their families recover from the physical and emotional stress of treatments” explains Kogelman.
Send Me On Vacation provides more than just a getaway, they work with cancer centers throughout the United States and Mexico to educate, empower and provide support for young woman—before, during and after breast cancer. Do you have a timeshare that you would like to donate? you’re interested in helping SMOV, their vacation donation program lets you donate your vacation in exchange for charitable tax credit. Join BuyATimeshare.com in their effort to make a positive impact on someone who truly needs to vacation somewhere special.ARDA, Charity, Customer Comments, General, Information, New Features, News & Events, Planet Hollywood, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Timeshare Scams, Travel, Uncategorized , add a comment
BuyATimeshare.com donates $2500 to the 2013 Battle of the Badges. A fundraiser for CHaD, The Battle of the Badges has returned to Manchester for another exciting game. It’s become an annual event that has raised nearly $1 million for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth.
For the sixth year in a row firefighters and police officers are facing-off in a spectacular hockey championship. And as CHaD is New Hampshire’s only full care children’s hospital, it’s definitely a game worth checking out. And you can help bring the Battle of the Badges closer to its $1 million goal.
This year, instead of Firemen vs. Police, the all-star hockey championship will be a battle between East and West; each team will feature both firefighters and policemen. The Battle of the Badges has been raising money for services and patient programs at CHaD for nearly a decade. And BuyATimeshare.com has been part of the action for 3 years in a row.
With the NHL Hockey season in full swing it must be time for the 2013 Battle of the Badges!
Along with a $2500 cash donation to the kids at CHaD, BuyATimeshare.com will be hosting an event at Margarita’s Restaurant in Manchester on Saturday, March 16. Afterwards you can find everyone at the Verizon Wireless Arena for the exciting Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship. Game time is at 5:00pm. Tickets are only $10 at the door and all proceeds go toward patient programs and services for kids.
Last year’s game the NH Police Team won 4-2. This ties the overall series 2-2. And this year, the rivalry returns! New Hampshire firefighters and police from across the state will bring their passion and skills to the Verizon Center. Join BuyATimeshare.com and help raise some money for this year’s Battle of the Badges All-Star Hockey Championship. BuyATimeshare.com will be warming up with a fundraiser at Margarita’s Restaurant at 3:30 PM. So, if you’re looking for an exciting local event in New Hampshire, tickets are only $10.
GNEX Conference and The Secondary Timeshare Market February 9, 2013Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Customer Comments, Information, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, Wesley Kogelman , add a comment
Wesley Kogelman makes his third appearance to Perspective Magazine’s annual GNEX gala.
And what better place to share his ideas about the future of the secondary timeshare market? This year’s Global Networking Expo (GNEX) gathered the timeshare industry’s top minds.
BuyATimeshare.com President, Kogelman has been able to discuss the state of the industry and the latest developments in timesharing. Icons like David Seigel, President of Westgate Resorts and Howard Nusbaum, President of ARDA shared some invaluable information about the vacation ownership business.
Refreshments and revelry were sponsored by recognized companies like Interval International, Dial An Exchange and Oombaga, an application that helps owners pay maintenance fees and make reservations with their timeshare. But the event was more than just a Super Bowl party and luncheons on Rodeo Drive. The Speed Networking session provided an opportunity for attendees to meet with dozens of other company executives.
Nusbaum and the Secondary Timeshare Market
Nusbaum presented global research on current consumer trends in timesharing. Along with some of the challenges facing the vacation ownership business, Nusbaum shared his perspective on future opportunities. This included the secondary timeshare market as a way to help consumer vacation better. “I’m fully committed to working with the secondary market to find the best strategies to help our owners, it’s our responsibility” explains Nusbaum. As a positive solution for timeshare buyers, 20% of new owners purchased their properties on the secondary timeshare market.
Every year Perspective Magazine puts on the GNEX timeshare convention to gather the industry’s top minds. With the purpose of improving the vacation ownership business, GNEX works for resort developers and consumers. And with experts like Howard Nusbaum pushing for the resale market, the future of timesharing looks a lot less expensive for vacationers. Do you have ideas that would change the timeshare market for the better? Share your comments below.ARDA, Customer Comments, General, Information, New Features, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, Wesley Kogelman , add a comment
In an effort to make owning a timeshare convenient and fun again, BuyATimeshare.com customer service has made buying and selling a timeshare easy and convenient. The result? Customer loyalty has increased by 66% from the previous year.
“We have achieved the highest levels of customer satisfaction in years, while continuing to increase traffic from buyers and renters to our advertisers”
“It’s our company’s focus on the customer that has set us apart from the competition,” said Wesley Kogelman, President and CEO of BuyATimeshare.com. “We have achieved the highest levels of customer satisfaction in years. While continuing to increase traffic from buyers and renters, we are proud to report that customer loyalty has increased by 66%.”
• Customer Service—providing a higher level of care to its consumers, BuyATimeshare.com remains the leading internet advertising and marketing company. Along with increasing the number of customer service representatives that reach out to customers on a daily basis, BuyATimeshare.com has rolled out its Online User Account to increase customer engagement.
• Online User Account—BuyATimeshare.com is one of the only timeshare resale companies to provide its customers with a way to access their ads, manage offers, view analytics and ask questions, all from their PC or mobile device. For timeshare buyers and renters, BuyATimeshare.com’s own Timeshare Pulse program has helped keep users informed.
• Timeshare Pulse—strengthening the customer base of Buy A Timeshare.com, Timeshare Pulse allows the consumer to get the information they need without having to return to the website and conduct the same searches over and over again. This innovative program alerts the user whenever a timeshare is available at a specific resort, during a certain week, or for a price range of their choice.
“Reaching out to current customers has helped our staff answer any questions or concerns they might have,” Kogelman explains. “By making our staff more accessible both online and off, and we can provide the kind of innovative, customer-oriented experience that BuyATimeshare.com is known for.” The company has also announced that Wesley Kogelman will be attending the 3rd Annual GNEX conference, February 3-6, 2013, in Beverly Hills, California.
BuyATimeshare.com has pioneered the secondary timeshare market for internet advertising that helps match owners who seek to sell or rent their timeshare. How was your timeshare resale experience? For more information on how sell a timeshare from the convenience of home, please visit http://www.buyATimeshare.com or call 1-800-882-0296 today.
GNEX Conference 2013, Wesley Kogelman Is Scheduled to Attend January 30, 2013Posted by Bryan Connelly in : ARDA, Customer Comments, General, Hawaii timeshare, Hilton Grand Vacation, Information, Marriott Timeshares, News & Events, RCI, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Timeshare Scams, Travel, Wesley Kogelman , add a comment
Wesley Kogelman, president and founder of BuyATimeshare.com, is scheduled to attend Perspective Magazine’s GNEX Conference 2013—The Global Meeting of Minds.
BuyATimeshare.com has announced that its founder and president Wesley Kogelman will be attending the 3rd Annual Global Networking Expo (GNEX Conference 2013 – The Global Meeting of Minds) in Beverly Hills, CA.
Kogelman, who has been part of the timeshare resale industry for over a decade, will be sharing his experiences and building relationships with presidents and top executives from companies across 6 continents.
Kogelman’s company has been successful in presenting offers to owners promoting their timeshare on BuyATimeshare.com. For timeshare owners who are looking to sell or rent their timeshare, BuyATimeshare.com has remained a pioneer in by-owner advertising and marketing online.
Due to the industry leading, technological advances made by the company’s website, offers made on the resale market were nearly 50% off the average price of a new timeshare interval. This remains an excellent value for vacationers that are seeking ways to save money when they travel.
Wesley Kogelman explains the importance of this Global Networking Expo. “GNEX provides a great opportunity for the industry’s brightest minds to share their experiences. This meeting of CEOs and decision makers creates an open forum for people to better understand the issues facing the shared ownership marketplace.” Kogelman has attended every GNEX event over the past 3 years.
This year’s gathering provides a chance for senior executives to tackle issues and draw knowledge from distinguished speakers like ARDA President and CEO Howard Nusbaum, Westgate President David A. Siegel, and RCI President Gordon Gurnik.
Perspective Magazine will be kicking off the conference with a VIP Super Bowl Party. Along with the always popular speed networking events is Perspective Magazine’s Awards Gala Dinner. The Hollywood-themed bash will recognize nominees for global recognition across more than 30 categories.
Sponsors and supporters of GNEX Conference 2013 include:
Anantara Vacation Club, Baker Hostetler, Blue Strawberry Resorts, Brand Tango, daelive.com, Emirates Vacation Club, Global Connections, Gold Key Resorts, Holiday Systems International, Interval International, Leisure Logistics, Lloydshare, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, Perspective Magazine, Ragatz Associates, RCI, Resort Television, The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC), Track Results Software, Trade Winds, Wells Fargo, Westgate Resorts, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, The American Resorts Development Association (ARDA), Hutchinson & Co Trust Company, ResortCom International, Yucatan Holidays.
BuyATimeshare.com is an internet advertising and marketing company for timeshare owners who seek to sell or rent timeshare by-owner. The company has been in business since 2000 and was ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately held companies in the country—making the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2010 and 2011. BuyATimeshare.com was also listed as one of BusinessNH Magazine’s Top 10 Companies to Watch in 2009 and the company also operates Timeshare Pulse, an innovative program designed to help buyers and renters find the timeshare vacation of their dreams. For more information, please visit http://www.buyATimeshare.com or call 1-800-882-0296.
If you are looking for a vacation in Ireland, The Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton resorts is set in the heart of Dublin.
Hilton has announced that it will be transforming one of Dublin’s finest hotels into a high-end DoubleTree by Hilton resort. Owners of Hilton Grand Vacations Club timeshares are able to vacation in Ireland with 4 premium DoubleTree by Hilton locations. Book your next trip to Ireland and save thousands of dollars with BuyATimeshare.com and the timeshare resale market.
Martinez Hotels & Resorts has signed a franchise agreement to reopen the world-famous Morrison Hotel as the Morrison Dublin, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel. Along with an extensive $9.3 million overhaul, the 138-suite hotel is scheduled to open its doors by early February 2013.
“We are delighted to be working with Hilton Worldwide to bring the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Irish shores for the first time,” said Stephen Mulligan, UK & Ireland director, Martinez Hotels & Resorts.
“There were many aspects of The Morrison’s identity we wanted to maintain when making the decision to convert to a branded hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton hugely impressed us with its track record of converting established properties to its globally recognized brand, while ensuring a real sense of individual flavor in every location.”
With a convenient locale near Dublin’s top tourist attractions, the Morrison overlooks the River Liffey and Dublin’s International Financial Service Center. The hotel offers guests easy access such sporting and concert venues as Aviva Stadium and O2 Arena, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the Guinness Storehouse, a local favorite.
“DoubleTree by Hilton is one of the fastest growing upscale hotel brands in Europe, and we are confident it will be a hit here in Ireland,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide. “We’ve been eager to secure the right opportunity and believe we’ve found it in The Morrison. This deal also is indicative of a renewed buoyancy in the Irish hospitality market, visible both in the strong performance of our other Hilton brands and the confidence of owners and developers to invest.”
Hotel amenities include two restaurants and a bar, the convenience of a 24-hour business center and easy access to Dublin’s bustling city center. At 4,400 square feet, the hotel’s event space has the capacity can host events for nearly 250 guests.
So, if you have been dreaming of a vacation in Ireland, don’t wait to take advantage of BuyATimeshare.com and premium access to a Hilton timeshare and DoubleTree properties. Buying a Hilton timeshare could let you enjoy their wide collection of resorts for one low price.
The DoubleTree by Hilton brand opened its first European property in 2008. Today, you can choose from more than 50 hotels across Europe’s finest cities. In Dublin alone, there are 4 properties by Hilton Worldwide. These properties include 3 Hilton Hotels & Resorts, as well as the stylish Conrad Dublin hotel.
Top New Year Destinations from Lonely Planets 2013 Travel Guide December 31, 2012Posted by Bryan Connelly in : Customer Comments, General, Information, New Features, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel , add a comment
Have you already started to plan your 2013 vacation? Consider some unlikely spots recommended by Lonely Planets 2013 Travel Guide. Lonely Planet’s Top 10 U.S. Destinations for 2013 gives us a glimpse into an eclectic collection of American hotspots.
At BuyATimeshare.com, we are always trying to help you find the most affordable ways to travel in style. With timeshares in nearly every state mentioned on LP’s Elite Top 10, BuyATimeshare.com has front row tickets to the cities and towns that have made Lonely Planets Travel Guide 2013 so unique.
Find a Vacation and Save Money for 2013
Would you like to vacation near Glacier National Park? Save time and thousands of dollars when you purchase or simply rent a timeshare directly from an owner. The resale market has been matching sellers with buyers for over a decade.
So, why stay in a cramped hotel? The whole family can enjoy a spacious resort suite for the entire week. Explore the historic streets of Philadelphia, or ride your bike around the Twin Cities of Minnesota. BuyATimeshare.com is your ticket to the San Juan Island, Verde Valley, Arizona and the brisk mountains of Northern Maine.
Lonely Planet shares the world’s top locations through the eyes of their travel experts. With advice that speaks to the discerning traveler, and unbeatable timeshare deals, start planning your 2013 tour of the United States. Find an affordable suite before the crowds catch on. High marks from Lonely Planet mean a valuable boost in tourism. So beat the crowds and make a resolution to experience the beautiful world we live in.
Top 10 from Lonely Planets 2013 Travel Guide:
1. Louisville, Kentucky
2. Fairbanks, Alaska
3. San Juan Islands, Washington
4. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5. America Samoa
6. Eastern Sierra, California
7. Northern Maine
8. Twin Cities, Minnesota
9. Verde Valley, Arizona
10. Glacier National Park, Montana
If not, BuyATimeshare.com is here to help you find the lowest prices on resort vacations. Start your search with Lonely Planets 2013 Travel Guide and experience America’s favorite spots with the convenience of timeshare resales.
From everyone at BuyATimeshare.com, have a Happy New Year!
BuyATimeshare.com Donates Toys to Harbor Homes and the Partnership for Successful Living December 17, 2012Posted by Bryan Connelly in : Charity, Customer Comments, Donate a Timeshare, General, Information, New Features, News & Events, Timeshare Rental, Timeshare Resale, Timeshare Resource, Travel, Uncategorized, Wesley Kogelman , add a comment
In an effort to spread Christmas cheer, BuyATimeshare.com has delivered toys to kids living in Harbor Homes housing.
BuyATimeshare.com, the online leader for timeshare owners looking to sell or rent their timeshares, has teamed up with Harbor Homes, Inc. to provide Christmas Presents for children staying at its High Street location in Nashua.
Harbor Homes, Inc., the New Hampshire-based, an official non-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been dedicated to ending homelessness in New Hampshire since 1980. With 90 kids living at various Harbor Homes supported facilities, BuyATimeshare.com saw a chance to brighten the holidays for families struggling with unemployment and homelessness.
Nearly everyone in the office has donated items from each child’s Christmas List. On December 17, 2012 a truckload of dolls, games, books, Matchbox cars and gift certificates were delivered to the children of Harbor Homes. This charitable organization goes beyond providing food, shelter, and basic needs. The program also provides support services to help get families back on their feet and to sustain a healthy and independent lifestyle.
Wesley Kogelman, president and CEO of BuyATimeshare.com was excited to see so many gifts under the company Christmas tree. “This was a great opportunity for BuyATimeshare.com to help businesses like Harbor Homes provide a great holiday for New Hampshire families. In this season of charity and goodwill I was proud to see the whole office join together like they did. When the announcement was made that we were taking donations, everyone wanted to be matched with a kid on the list.”
In 2010 and 2011 BuyATimeshare.com successfully hosted food drives for the Nashua Food Pantry and The New Hampshire Food bank in Manchester. While this was the first time working with Harbor Homes Inc, BuyATimeshare.com is looking forward to making this an annual event for the Christmas Season.
If you would like to participate, contact us today at 800-882-0296 or contact Harbor Homes at firstname.lastname@example.org.