First Aid Training For Mercantile Claims Team

Monday 26th November 2018

First aiders at Mercantile claims undertook an annual refresher course which built on their expertise and confidence by involving them in realistic situations with simulated casualties.
This course is strongly recommended by the Health and Safety executive to reduce the level of skill fade in candidates that have attended either the First Aid […]

The Timeshare ‘All-Inclusive’ Trap

Monday 15th October 2018

All-inclusive resorts have been a firm favourite of holidaymakers for generations. The convenience an all-inclusive resort can offer is very appealing to many, especially families. Having everything readily available to you, under one roof and, for a fixed price, is a big plus for holidaymakers. In addition to this, the facilities are […]

Trapped Woman Died During Stay at Timeshare Resort

Monday 2nd July 2018

Mary Isherwood died during a stay at her family owned timeshare, at the Las Talgarth Holiday complex in Wales.
An inquest heard how Mary Isherwood dies from hypothermia after getting lost while going to the toilet in the middle of the night and getting trapped in the airing cupboard when the door-handle came […]

Notorious Timeshare Scammers Family Offer Reward To Find His Killer!

Monday 25th June 2018

The family of a notorious criminal, originally from Solihull, have offered £100,000 reward to anyone who can help find his killer. John Palmer started out as a scrap metal dealer. He acquired the name ‘Goldfinger’ after he was cleared of handling stolen gold bullion in 1983.
He was shot dead 3 years ago […]

Marriott Vacation Club Agree To Settle Class Action

Thursday 21st June 2018

Marriott Vacation Club owns and operates more than 70 vacation club properties throughout the United States, Caribbean, Europe and Asia. They have more than 400,000 Vacation Club owners. Owners are able to exchange into other locations through the Interval International Scheme, a timeshare exchange company with over 3,000 resorts. Uniquely, owners may […]

What a Timeshare Sales Presentation Is Really Like !

Tuesday 12th June 2018

For anyone who has not had the pleasure of experiencing a Timeshare Sales Presentation, here’s how one might go !
 
So you’ve accepted the free dinner, free accommodation, exclusive gift, or tickets to an attraction, and now all you have to do is sit through a “short presentation”. Sounds reasonable ? After all, you […]

Hilton Grand Vacations Secures New Timeshare In Los Cabos, Mexico.

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Hilton Grand Vacations invests $41 Million in Hilton Hotels, Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort in Mexico.
Hilton Grand Vacations has long continued as a high profile vacation ownership brand. They are again increasing their presence in the market by purchasing 87 of the 375 hotel rooms within the resort.
The hotel is located […]

Florida Man In Jail For Timeshare Fraud.

Thursday 24th May 2018

A 37 year old man from Orlando, Florida stands accused of running a nationwide, fraudulent Timeshare scheme from his apartment.
David Jolly has been charged with swindling nearly $90,000. Victims say they thought he was selling their Timeshares, but it was all an elaborate hoax.
Jolly is currently being held in jail, as he […]

Diamond CEO says his Industry has “Matured”

Tuesday 15th May 2018

Diamond Resorts CEO Michael Flaskey spoke at the Annual American Resort Development Association convention expo this week. He spoke on a panel of CEO’s for Timeshare companies about challenges to their industry. One of the topics up for discussion was the impact of Airbnb on the hospitality industry. Airbnb connects users with […]

UPDATE: Holiday Products Fraud, 40 Months for Prolific Conman!

Wednesday 9th May 2018

Francis ‘Frank’ Madden took holidays around the Mediterranean while his businesses fraudulently obtained hundreds of thousands of pounds from unsuspecting customers.
Madden, 61 from Bournemouth, has been jailed for 40 months and barred from holding a directorship for a decade! The Conman, who was jailed this week, ruled his companies with an ‘Iron […]