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Death of Ron Haylock announced

Thursday, 09 May 2013 13:23
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It is with great sadness that the TATOC board and team were informed of the sudden death of industry veteran Ron Haylock.

Ron was respected by everyone involved in the industry for his positivity, knowledge and his wish to find a solution to the issues facing resorts today. His death on Tuesday evening has shocked all that knew and worked with him. 

After a long and varied career which included roles as managing director of RCI Europe and chairman of the RDO, (Resort Development Organisation), Ron became involved with industry charity Christel House. He travelled extensively around the world, attending industry events and raising funds for Christel House schools in South Africa, India, Mexico and Venezuela.

Away from the industry Ron was non-executive director for several travel companies and chairman of the governing Council of the University of Nottingham in the U.K.

Ron's great passions were classical music, wine and the trees on his land at Dingley near Market Harborough.

Harry Taylor and the board would like to extend their condolences to Ron's family and close friends. He will be greatly missed by all.


Lakeview Country Club set for £20million investment

Thursday, 25 April 2013 14:58
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TATOC member resort Lakeview Country Club has been taken over by a new company which plans to invest £20 million into the complex.

The leisure and holiday facility at Lanivet has been acquired from previous owners Club Domaine and will be headed up by chief executive Andy Thomson, who said Lakeview would be undergoing a total revamp. The sale was completed on 5th April 2013.

Mr Thomson's company, Lakeview Country Club Ltd, will be working with Kent-based construction and property specialists Calfordseaden to develop new villas and holiday lodges at Lakeview, but he said the first priority was to improve the current facilities.

"Ultimately, we intend to spend around £20 million on developing the site. If we gain planning approval, we hope to start this summer in what is likely to be a three-year building project," said Mr Thomson, whose background is in banking and the construction industry.


Nexus receives philanthropic award

Monday, 01 October 2012 20:55
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At the spring ARDA 2012 conference Christel House put forward a special group of people and organisations as nominees to receive an ARDA ACE Philanthropic Award – “The Christel House Champions”.

They were nominated for their tireless work in supporting the Christel House Open international charity golf tournament.

This event is annual series of 20+ individual tournaments that span the world – from the United States to Mexico, India, South Africa and Europe.  Proceeds from the event support the children of Christel House, a global charity founded by timeshare industry pioneer and RCI co-founder, Christel DeHaan.  Christel House helps children break the cycle of poverty, realise their hopes and dreams and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. 


DAE executives gather for London conference

Monday, 01 October 2012 20:35
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Dial An Exchange (DAE) will focus on continued growth and expanding its member benefits as it gathers for its Global Conference in London.

Leading Dial An Exchange executives from across the world will meet at the St Ermin's Hotel from September 30 - October 3, 2012. Together they will spend four days sharing strategies on future growth and highlighting the projects that have worked in their individual teams in the past 12 months.

Delegates include Ramy Filo, chairman of DAE International, DAE Global's chief executer Francis Taylor and DAE executives from the US, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, India and China. There will also be many representatives from the UK and other countries in Europe, including Christina Tossi and Renata Patara of Dial An Exchange's new Italy office and Bulgaria-based Gareth Edwards of Dial An Exchange's new Easter Europe office.


America's Trains joins RCI

Thursday, 20 September 2012 14:54
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RCI has announced a new affiliation with America’s Trains Inc. This agreement adds unique train accommodation options to RCI’s network of affiliated resorts.

“Our affiliation with America’s Trains adds a unique vacation option for our members, adding even more variety to the types of accommodations we offer,” said Gordon Gurnik, president, RCI. “The luxury train accommodation provides an unforgettable vacation, during which members can travel across the United States and into Canada with stopovers at several cities, giving them the romantic ambience of days gone by while living on board their luxurious rail cars.”


DAE's Francis Taylor receives industry recognition

Wednesday, 12 September 2012 08:30
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Francis Taylor, CEO of Dial An Exchange (DAE) has been inducted into the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) Hall of Fame.

Conceived in 1994, the ATHOC Hall of Fame recognises individuals who have contributed significantly to the timeshare industry as a whole, and is presented only when ATHOC’s Board of Directors agrees there is a worthwhile recipient.

Francis Taylor’s industry career began in 1994 as an employee of Interchange Timeshare Exchange, and in 1997 he was a founding director of Dial An Exchange. 

From humble beginnings in a small apartment on the Gold Coast, this young start-up company focused on delivering excellent customer service to their clients. Developing ‘real’ relationships and going to any length to make exchanges happen for members.


Great eXpectations for Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket

Friday, 10 August 2012 13:07
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Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket (WWTH) has launched a timeshare product designed to solve two major problems: exit strategies for members who wish to discontinue their ownership and the development of a modern, flexible holiday product designed for a new generation of owners.

WWTH, Europe’s leading re-sale organisation, has today introduced eXpectations.

The product’s premise is simple: eXpectations is a private label club that provides holiday accommodation in the club and to over 4,000 timeshare resorts around the world through the clubs association with RCI.

This accommodation is either exclusive inventory held and owned by the club or is made available through the exchange network.

Timeshare owners can apply to exchange their week/s of ownership for eXpectations points. If successful (see criteria below) the club takes over the ownership and liability for the management fees.


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