With the many owners trying to get out of their timeshare contracts along with its number of predicaments, some associations were formed to represent its interests. The TATOC or the Timeshare Association is one of these and was formed in 1989. It is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners in Europe. Recently, TATOC announced that its magazine Sharetime will be available to all timeshare owners through a new dedicated website, sharetimemagazine.com. In the future, the quarterly magazine will be in digital format only.
Previously, Sharetime was only printed and distributed to just its member resorts. Now, it will be available to all timeshare owners through the dedicated website, sharetimemagazine.com. Both the Sharetime website and the magazine will contain news, features and articles of interest of today’s timeshare owner and owner committees representing resorts in the UK and Europe. The next issue of Sharetime is set to be published this September.
Meanwhile, TATOC represents over 80 resorts throughout Europe and has access to over 250,000 timeshare owners. The aim of this magazine is to provide a positive image of the industry to both timeshare owners and the general public. On the other hand, Sharetime magazine will support the efforts of TATOC to promote timeshare, protect consumers from scammers and to secure the future of a legitimate industry for its members to continue to enjoy. The new digital format will allow this message to be spread even further.
According to Harry Taylor, TATOC CEO, they want to ensure that TATOCs message reaches as many timeshare owners as possible and the new digital version of Sharetime and the site itself will help us achieve this. The launch of the new Sharetime website and online magazine has created a number of advertising and promotional opportunities for businesses and vacation resorts.