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La Quinta Club at La Manga joins TATOC

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:20
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TATOC is delighted to announce that the popular and much admired timeshare resort, La Quinta at La Manga, has become a member of the association.

Widely regarded as one of the finest multi-ownership clubs in Europe, La Quinta Club is situated in the heart of La Manga Club on the Costa Calida in south-eastern Spain.

Opened in 1986 and nestling in tropical gardens on a hillside above the par 47-pitch and putt course, the five-star La Quinta Club offers 46 luxury two and three-bedroom air conditioned linked villas.

Built in the traditional Andalucian style, the villas look out towards the Mar Menor inland sea, one of the most spectacular views in the Mediterranean.

Located at the centre of the Club is the private heated swimming pool with its own pool bar and clubhouse available for guests to enjoy the in-house entertainment and evening functions or pre-dinner drinks before visiting one of the many nearby restaurants.

La Manga Club has three golf courses, two of which are championship courses; a pitch and putt course; near the Mar Menor which offers water sports facilities and a secluded Mediterranean cove with a seasonal restaurant for visitors to the resort.

 

TATOC launches Consumer Helpline website

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 14:46
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The Timeshare Association, TATOC, is delighted to announce the launch of a separate, stand-alone consumer helpline website aimed at timeshare owners and those in need of assistance.

The new website, www.tatocconsumerhelpline.eu, reflects the recent division of the helpline from the main TATOC association. A new company, TATOC Consumer Helpline was established in 2013 so that it could concentrate resources on this important function.

Developed to provide easy access to TATOC‚Äôs consumer guides, frequently asked questions and consumer alerts, the website is the first timeshare consumer site to offer a ‚Äėlive-help‚Äô facility.

This facility gives browsers direct and immediate access to the helpline team via the website, during office hours, rather than using email or telephoning. It means browsers can receive quick and instant answers to their queries.

TATOC CEO Harry Taylor explained: ‚ÄúThe TATOC Consumer Helpline is the association‚Äôs flagship service and we felt it was important it had its own online presence, giving those looking for answers and reassurance quick and easy access to the information we can provide.‚ÄĚ

 

Spring issue of TATOC Sharetime magazine

Thursday, 13 March 2014 13:51
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TATOC has published the Spring 2014 issue of its popular timeshare magazine, Sharetime.

Aimed at timeshare owners and the committees/HOA who represent them, the 32-page magazine is filled with the latest TATOC, resort and industry news, advice and features. This issue includes:
  • * TATOC celebrates its 25th anniversary
  • * Women at the top with Travel & Leisure Group‚Äôs Maria Mills Farinas
  • * Resort focus with Tenerife‚Äôs Club Casablanca
  • * The growing power of social media
  • * Why I love my timeshare by Jacky Rawlinson

There is very optimistic news from the TATOC Consumer Helpline, which looks back over last year‚Äôs statistics ‚Äď and the report is very positive.

There are updates from TATOC‚Äôs member resorts and affiliates ‚Äď with a focus in this issue on media experts LiveShareTravel. Timeshare owner Steve Burton reviews Stouts Hill

TATOC director Geoff Chapman explains the importance of TATOC accreditation and the achievements of the programme to date.

 

RTX becomes TATOC affiliate

Monday, 03 February 2014 14:28
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TATOC has announced that U.S.-based timeshare exchange and rental organisation, Resort Travel & Xchange, has been approved for TATOC affiliation.

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) is a timeshare exchange company that works with resorts and developers to provide the best exchange options possible for its members.

Today, RTX has approximately 60,000 members and offers a range of benefits and services including some of the lowest exchange fees in the industry, discounted holidays that can be booked without exchanging and deposit life of up to four years.

Other services include cruise exchanges, getaway weeks, one-stop holiday booking and restaurant discounts all offered at competitive prices and with the highest customer service quality. Additionally, RTX resort partners benefit from no affiliation fee which is a rarity in the industry.

 

TATOC accreditation for Holiday Club Canarias

Monday, 04 November 2013 15:20
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TATOC has announced that the five Holiday Club Canarias resorts have achieved TATOC resort accreditation.

The newly accredited resorts are Puerto Calma, Vista Amadores, Sol Amadores, Playa Amadores and Jardin Amadores - all are located on Gran Canaria.
The TATOC Resort Accreditation Programme was launched in 2008 as an independent award for resorts that meet the gold standard of holiday experience for guests and owners alike.
The aim of the programme is to give full recognition to resorts that are truly customer-driven in their approach to timeshare ownership and are willing to commit to all requirements of the association’s code of ethics.

 

TATOC announces strategic alliance with the NTOA

Friday, 01 November 2013 09:45
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TATOC and U.S.-based The National Timeshare Owners Association have announced they have entered into a strategic alliance.

Started in 1997, The NTOA is the largest independent association serving the timeshare community in the United States.  Originally formed as the Maryland Timeshare Owners Association, the NTOA is focused on timeshare owners and the issues related to their vacation ownership. For more information on NTOA, please visit www.nationaltimeshareownersassoc.com

‚ÄúWhile the NTOA is primarily focused on timeshare owners and timeshare issues in the United States, we also understand the need for a greater sharing of information and resources‚ÄĚ, says Greg Crist, the President and CEO of the Association.  ‚ÄúTATOC has long been recognized as the pre-eminent timeshare owners association in the UK, serving owners both in the UK and in Europe and this strategic alliance will be a tremendous resource for owners around the world.‚ÄĚ

 

Kololi Beach Club becomes TATOC member resort

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 10:32
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TATOC is delighted to announce that Kololi Beach Club in The Gambia has become the association’s first African-based resort member.

Kololi Beach Club is situated on a 24-acre beachfront site, overlooking endless beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. The 44 one- and two-bedroom villas are set in beautiful grounds and built to the highest specification.

The self-contained and air conditioned accommodation is luxuriously and beautifully furnished with a lounge, dining room, bedroom, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. All villas have either a private terrace or balcony.

On-site amenities include a par-3 golf course (club rentals available), two swimming pools and a grocery shop. There are two bars, a pool bar and a restaurant that offers a wide choice of international and traditional cuisine. Visitors can enjoy a variety of African and European entertainment and a beauty salon offering a range of treatments. Kololi Beach Club is an Interval International premium resort.

 


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