FTOG Meeting Information
The Florida Timeshare Owners Group's next meeting will be held on Sunday afternoon, 1:00PM to 5:00PM, November 12th, at the Hampton Inn, Sarasota Bradenton Airport, 975 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34243.
Advance seat reservations are always required for attendance, and are obtainable by contacting Frank Debar, Chmn., at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (941) 351-1384.
Dennis DiTinno, CEO, Liberte' Management Group of the Pinellas Islands,who will discuss the various timeshare ownership contractual alternatives, as the industry evolves, including the inclusion of shorter then life deeded contracts of 5,10, or 15 year leases, and sold without the necessity of an imposition of maintenance fees. He will also indicate the new and improved forms of communication that soon shall be essential between resort developers and their unit owners.
Denise Beamer, Senior Assistant Attorney General, and Assistant Attorney General, Robert Follis, both from the Florida Attorney General's Office, who will cover today's continuing complex timeshare consumer fraud issues, along with the civil enforcement of the Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, including advertising, telemarketing, and other areas of concern.
Jeff Weir, a contributing journalist for TimeSharing Today magazine, and Redweek.com, who will primarily focus on issues impacting timeshare unit owners, including the current trends towards locating new resorts in urban areas, as well as the sudden emergence of many travel and vacation clubs that may provide lower cost travel opportunities, without maintenance fee requirements.
He will also provide a real-time snapshot of recent resales in major vacation areas, and explain why, in some cases, sales are brisk in many locations, and lagging in other timeshare markets.
Sunny Wiard, FTOG Topic Presenter, who will initiate a general discussion on the subject, "The current resale problems for timeshare owners, and how resort developers and resale companies are complicit in not offering adequate and reasonable solutions for the sale/transfer of ownership".
Three leading timeshare exchange companies shall also be represented by the following Guest Speakers:
Michael Cole, and Diane Olvey, On-Site Marketing Liaisons. RCI
Michelle Caron, Manager, Business Development. DAE
Corina Violette, Director of Resort Partnerships, Travel & Exchange. RTX
A Question and Answer Session will follow each of our Guest Speakers.
Additional meeting information will soon be included on this Group's website, as well as announced on our member's FTOG weekly E-Newsletter.
Non-members wishing to attend the November meeting are subject to a nominal per-person door charge, which is refundable upon applying for membership on the day of the meeting.
THE HAMPTON INN, SARASOTA-BRADENTON AIRPORT, SARASOTA, FL.
975 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34243975 University Pkwy, Sarasota, FL 34243