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TimeSharing Today

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Jul/Aug, 2002

Letters to the Editor

Classified ad users

I am happy to say that we sold our timeshare advertised in your pub- lication. Very happy, as it sold in the first edition it ran in. Since we wanted it run in two issues, please be advised we will no longer need it run in the July/Aug issue and hope this will reach you in time to not run the ad again.

Our phone has been ringing off the hook. Any monies that may be com- ing back can just be applied against our subscription. Thanks in advance. Great publication!!

Burton Oakes, Henderson, NV

Would you please remove my Ad from the web site. The ad is for Em- bassy vacation resort at Poipu point in Kauai. We sold the timeshare a few months ago. Your site did a great job at helping us sell the property. Thanks for the good work.

Steve O’Beirne

I placed an ad to rent out a time- share. The first day that the publica- tion came out, I rented my unit! Can’t

thank you enough for your excellent coverage of resorts and the great ar- ticles supplied by your readers. I will continue to subscribe for many years.

Lucille Theroux

I was going to spend a week at the Maui Marriott in April for $3,700. I rented a week from an ad placed by one of your subscribers at the Sands of Kahana for $1,200. Thanks for saving me $2,500.

Sterling Hartman, Slidell, LA

Gratuities at Villa Del Palmar - the last word

The addition of gratuities to the members account is entirely voluntary. Members who do not wish to participate simply have to advise the reception personnel, and all charges are promptly removed from their account. Those who do pay gratuities (and over 75— 85% of all members elect to pay) can rest assured that all the gratuities go into an employee pool. Employees then share in this pool;

based on the level of service their department provides our members. Employees who are singled out for

exemplary service, compensated a bit more.



Thus far, this program has increased the level of service our members enjoy, while allowing many more employees to participate in gratuities in an equitable distribution plan. Heretofore, the maids and bellman were the only staff that regularly received gratuities, to the exclusion of all of the other resort staff. Numerous other resort properties in Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan, have adopted this practice, because it provides a more equitable program in which all staff can participate, and which drives service quality to our members and guests.

John E. Small, President, Universal Vacation Club

Chocolate treats

In the cartoon in your last issue, the gentleman complaining about no candy on his pillow evidently wasn’t staying at Club Donatello in San Fran- cisco. Chocolate every night and maid service every day. What a treat for us timeshare vacationers.

Jane Letreauet, Foxboro, MA

Delighted at Branson

We spent 4 days at Fairfield Branson at the Meadows. Our room overlooked a beautiful landscaped area of flowers and pool.

Although the confirmation stated “this resort is still under construction,” this was no problem, particularly since most Branson visitors spend most of their time away from the resort.

Demont Roseman, Jr., Winter Haven, FL

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