Dial An Exchange appoints Maia Communications as its PR agency

On September 20th, 2012, posted in: Press releases by

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Holiday exchange club Dial An Exchange (DAE) has appointed Maia Communications as its European PR agency.

Based in Gargrave, Skipton, North Yorkshire, Dial An Exchange is the world’s largest privately owned holiday exchange provider.

Renowned for its excellent customer care Dial An Exchange, is a family-style business with a big reputation. It will be taking its message of convenience, value for money exchange holidays and free membership to a wider audience.

Dial An Exchange Europe managing director Oliver Green said: “DAE has grown considerably in recent years and we are ready to take our business to the next level.

“To assist us with this we are delighted to be working with the Maia Communications team.”

For more information contact Terry Lee at Maia Communications: terry.lee@maiacommunications.com, or telephone: +44 (0)1536 626767/+44 (0)7887950407

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Luxury travel at home on LiveShareTravel

On September 19th, 2012, posted in: General by

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LiveShareTravel the online travel and lifestyle magazine has added a luxury travel section.

The Luxury Travel channel has news, features and an expanding list of resources on the best stylish  travel companies around.

LiveShareTravel focuses on liberating luxury for the smart traveller, and the luxury travel page is a one-stop shop for the latest tips and tricks to help people travel cheaper, more often and in some style.

It has the best links and luxury travel resources to help travellers book their trips, the hottest luxury travel news, stylish stays in hotels and aboard cruise ships, at shared holiday ownership resorts, glampsites and in holiday rentals.

There’s also plenty of travel inspiration in the site’s luxury travel features as well as tips and tricks for making the most out of luxury trips with travel extras and planning tools.

Luxury travel page backed by launch of book

The Luxury Traveller's Handbook helps bring a luxury travel focus to LiveShareTravel
LiveShareTravel has focused on travel destinations and experiences as well as shared holiday ownership travel since it’s launch in 2010. But this new expanded focus takes the site to a more mainstream audience of travellers.
While the site will still cover all aspects of shared holiday ownership, the launch of the new channel comes just before the publication of The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook.
The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook proves that luxury doesn’t have to be expensive. Written by Maia Communications’ directors Sarah & Terry Lee, it’s a show and tell guide on how to enjoy luxury for less.
The book explores everything from flights and hotels to shared ownership and glamping, The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook is a passport to smarter, more luxurious travels and is part of The Traveler’s Handbooks.
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Shared ownership channel – showcasing holiday lifestyles on LiveShareTravel

On September 18th, 2012, posted in: General by

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Shared holiday ownership has been providing people with amazing holidays for almost 50 years.

Covering timeshare to fractional and everything in between (condo hotels through to private residence clubs and destination clubs) people love shared holiday ownership for the quality of accommodation, value and flexibility.
And now LiveShareTravel, Maia’s online travel and lifestyle magazine, has launched a new section of the site, dedicated to these types of holidays.
Whether you own shared ownership property or want to learn more, you can discover great shared ownership resources. You can also stay up to date on all the latest shared ownership news.

Make the best use of your timeshare and fractional ownership with LiveShareTravel’s shared ownership tips and learn more about this different way of holidaying in style in the site’s consumer guides.
Maia founded LiveShareTravel in 2010, focusing on all aspects of the shared holiday ownership market – from the timeshare and fractional purchase, to holiday exchange, and resales. The site also highlights some of the best destinations for shared ownership holidays and the companies that can take you on your next great break.


Shared ownership in the luxury mix

Though LiveShareTravel has expanded its coverage to take in many different forms of luxury getaways, shared ownership is still front and centre of its content.
“In some respects, shared ownership is where luxury travel was born,” said Maia’s Sarah Lee. “In the 1960s visiting foreign countries on holiday and staying in style while you were there was largely unheard of. But timeshare made the luxury travel dream a reality for many people.
“Added to that, the excellent quality of timeshare, and in particular fractional properties, means it’s a natural fit with luxury travel and in particular the kind of affordable luxury that people are seeking today.”
Read more about shared ownership and all areas of luxury travel in The Luxury Traveller’s Handbook – the new book by Maia’s Sarah & Terry Lee.
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Dial An Exchange joins LiveShareTravel as sponsors

On September 12th, 2012, posted in: Press releases by

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LiveShareTravel, the online travel and lifestyle magazine, is proud to welcome Dial An Exchange (DAE) as a sponsor of its new Holiday Exchange page.

LiveShareTravel is one the world’s leading websites showcasing the very best in shared holiday ownership and luxury travel.

The Holiday Exchange page is the online magazine’s hub of information on how to make the most of timeshare, fractional and holiday property exchanges. It has details of products, companies providing exchange services, tips and special offers.

DAE is the world’s largest privately-owned exchange provider with more than 350,000 member families worldwide – timeshare and fractional owners, and those who own holiday properties. It is free to join, and with no complicated rules or trading powers, DAE provides a simple ‘week-for-week’ exchange; ensuring simplicity and transparency.

Sarah Lee, publisher of LiveShareTravel, said: “We are pleased to be working with DAE. It is a hugely respected company that helps people travel often and further in excellent quality accommodation around the world.

“DAE is sponsoring our new Holiday Exchange page – a great resource for anyone looking to exchange their holiday ownership, with company profiles, hints and tips, to help readers choose the provider that’s right for their needs.”

Oliver Green, managing director of DAE, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring LiveShareTravel as they share our own commitment to quality and value for money travel.

“We look forward to a long and successful relationship, which will benefit our customers and ensure other travellers, less familiar with holiday exchange, get to hear about our products.”



About Dial An Exchange

DAE is a global timeshare exchange company founded in Australia in 1997. Today, the company has over 350,000 member families worldwide, serviced from ten offices across the globe. As the world’s largest privately-owned exchange provider, DAE has the enviable ability to listen, and react quickly, to the needs of customers. This has been acknowledged by recent awards for best customer service in the Perspective Magazine Awards for two consecutive years.

For more information contact: Paula Vickers, Resort Services Manager on: 01756 747087.


About LiveShareTravel

LiveShareTravel was launched in 2010 by Maia Communications Ltd. With its mission: liberating luxury for the smart traveller, LiveShareTravel showcases the very best in luxury travel, and shared holiday ownership lifestyles, with news, features, consumer guides, resort listings and more.

For more information contact: Sarah Lee on: 01536 626767

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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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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.”


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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