LiveShareTravel becomes TATOC silver affiliate and collaborates to inform, protect and educate consumers about timeshare and fractional

On October 25th, 2011, posted in: Press releases by

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Press Release

Timeshare consumer champions the Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), known as TATOC and LiveShareTravel, a leading timeshare and fractional online magazine, have announced they are to collaborate to help promote consumer interests.

As a silver affiliate of TATOC, LiveShareTravel will work with them to take the latest news, information and advice on buying shared ownership products (timeshare and fractional) to a wider audience of existing owners and potential buyers.

LiveShareTravel will have a regular column in TATOC’s quarterly Sharetime Magazine highlighting member resorts and various themes around the timeshare and fractional purchase. TATOC meanwhile will join in developing an educational base for interested buyers on LiveShareTravel – helping to take the site’s Consumer Guide to the next level.

The two organisations will also link up across social media channels to further share information about the industry to owners and potential owners.

Harry Taylor TATOC’s executive chairman said: “TATOC is delighted that LiveShareTravel has become a silver affiliate. They provide a great service to the industry. We are developing some great ideas together, which will be beneficial to owners, prospective owners and our industry partners. It is an exciting time for both organisations and we are looking forward to our on-going collaboration.”

Sarah Lee publisher of LiveShareTravel said: “We are really excited about our affiliation to TATOC. As an organisation it is rightly respected for the work it does in representing consumer interests and reaching out to the industry.

“We all know timeshare and fractional are great travel products and we showcase their benefits in our news and features.  Working with TATOC we aim to offer more of the information that’s so important to consumers as they consider a shared ownership purchase.

“We’re also impressed by the way TATOC has been cementing relationships between government agencies, the police and the legitimate industry. It has introduced a code of conduct for timeshare re-sales, launched a very successful resort accreditation programme and their excellent consumer helpline produces a monthly report aimed at stopping the scams that the public are subjected to.”

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Notes to editors   

The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), known as TATOC, was formed in 1989 and is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners in Europe.  There are 90 member resorts located across Europe giving TATOC access to over 350,000 timeshare-owning families. Individual members and professional business affiliates from the timeshare industry community also support the association.

The mission of TATOC is to safeguard and enhance the timeshare holiday experience for existing and prospective users and to be the voice of owners. In recent years, TATOC has focused not only on increasing the membership base but also raising the profile of the association and timeshare in general, establishing TATOC as the recognised voice of the timeshare consumer and an informed point of contact. The association is now a regular contributor to the consumer press and works closely with the UK authorities.

LiveShareTravel is one of the world’s leading online magazines promoting timeshare and fractional products to travel and lifestyle investors.

LiveShareTravel was launched in 2010 by Maia Communications Ltd to showcase the very best in timeshare and fractional lifestyles with news, features, consumer guides, resort listings and more. As well as being the destination for comprehensive information on timeshare and fractional, LiveShareTravel has a host of travel and lifestyle feature content and videos.

Contact:        Sarah Lee

Email:             sarah.lee@maiacommunications.com

Tel:                 +44 (0)1536 626727

Contact:        Harry Taylor, executive chairman

Email:             Harry.taylor@timeshareassociation.org

Tel:                 +44 (0) 161 237 3518

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