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News release from the Culinary Union

Culinary Union files a lawsuit against major Las Vegas Strip casino companies in order to protect workers from the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace Las Vegas, NV – Culinary Union filed a lawsuit Monday, June 29th, 2020 on behalf of Culinary Union members who work in casinos on the Las Vegas Strip in order to […]

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Software streamlines resort operations

by Nate Strauss The ultimate goal for legacy timeshare resorts “should be to have systems in place to automate processes that allow the resources at the property to do more with less,” declared Nate Strauss, vice president-business development for Resort Data Processing in Avon, CO. “Older ways of communicating limit the efficiency,” he said, compared […]

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As federal fines for airlines go down, will passenger dissatisfaction go up?

What if airlines could do almost anything they wanted, knowing that they would probably get away with it? As 2018 comes to a close, critics say that’s already the case. The reason? Lax government regulation. The Aviation Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Transportation (DOT), which enforces federal consumer protection regulations, has issued only […]

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Grasping at straws

Last year we wrote about the nationwide campaign to eliminate plastic drinking straws from food-and-beverage establishments (“Plastic straws suck,” June 2017). The campaign began with Milo Cress, who in 2011 was a nine-year-old boy in Boulder, CO, who realized the straws’ negative environmental impact. He began asking businesses not to hand them out unless people […]

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Article Request

Is timeshare vacation ownership still worth the money? The timeshare industry is recording increased sales that are primarily driven by the expansion of vacation clubs. In many cases, consumers are paying $20,000 or more to belong to these points-based programs. They may also end up paying high interest rates to finance the purchase. The question […]

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A brief history of timeshare fraud

Fraudsters sending abandoned timeshare titles out to sea in metaphoric Viking ships aren’t the first manifestation of timeshare industry fraud. The industry has been rife with shenanigans and skullduggery since its creation in the 1960s. At the spring 2017 TBMA meeting, industry veteran Marty Kandel traced timesharing’s history of dubious practices. Kandel, who is principal […]

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Developers of The Manhattan Club in New York may face another lawsuit.

The Manhattan Club (“TMC”) is a timeshare located in the heart of Manhattan, that has thousands of disgruntled timeshare owners who have longstanding, unresolved complaints about the actions of its Sponsor, a company formed by Ian Bruce Eichner, a former Assistant District Attorney. These complaints include the Sponsor: 1) charging owners yearly maintenance fees that […]

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Should you take a Vacation?

Americans are starting to have a weird relationship with vacation. There was recently a study done that showed that on average, we took 17.2 vacation days in 2017, which is up from 2016. However, there are other aspects of the study that is worrying, as over half of americans left vacation time unused. The biggest […]

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