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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Transfer Smart Warns Timeshare Owners

Trying to sell your timeshares can be a tedious task especially when there are thousands of others trying to do the same. The Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) has recently released a warning about a timeshare resale company, International Timeshare Refund Action. This company has been "referring existing timeshare members to companies to help them obtain financial resolution on their timeshare contracts". The CASE has already received numerous complaints against this company and as a result suspended the company's advertisements.

CASE commented, "Over the years, CASE has also seen the emergence of timeshare-related companies that claim to assist consumers in the selling, offloading, renting or disposal of their timeshare contracts." They have already taken three different companies to court for breaching the Consumer Protection Act.

Transfer Smart advises all timeshare owners to either approach the original company in which they purchased the timeshare from or contact a Transfer Smart representative. This way you will be better protected against timeshare scams. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

East African Timeshare Resort Flourishes

 A Baobab Tree.

The Mandharini Resort of Kenya has been added to the Preferred Residences Membership and Exchange Program. Preferred Residences, a Miami, Florida based company, is thrilled to have made their first foray into African timeshares. Mandharini is found in Kilifi, Kenya, on Kenya’s beautiful coastline that overlooks the Indian Ocean. It’s 50 km from two of Kenya’s most important cities, Mombasa and Malindi. It’s about 3 hours from the capital city of Nairobi.

Kenya is still not a very high destination for most world travelers, so its beauty is largely preserved. The designers of the Mandharini have this in mind and have built the resort to coexist with nature. This doesn’t mean that you will have cougars visiting your bedroom at night, but the frame of the resort uses natural bamboo. If that is too old-school for your liking, Mandharini has an excellent golf course with mountains in the background and a restaurant that cooks up local meats that are exotic to the Western palette, such as dik dik or duiker, which are similar to antelopes and guinea pigs, respectively.

Mandharini means “a place of beautiful views,” and northern Kenya is known for its awe-inspiring wildlife and countryside. Perhaps the greatest draw of Mandharini is the fact that is neighbors both history and natural beauty. Kilifi was founded in the 14th century, and a short bike ride to the Arabuko Sokoke Forest, a 150 acre ecological preserve. It is the largest area of coastal dry forest remaining in Eastern Africa. There you can find the unique Baobab tree, a tree that can get to be over 1,000 years old and has a very thick trunk with branches and leaves only extending from its top-most parts. While visiting your timeshare in Kilifi, tan on beautiful Bofa beach. It has one of the best and yet least crowded beaches in Kenya. It has beautiful white sand and azure blue water free from oil and pollution. Enjoy the best of Kenya, from the mountains to wind surfing, from golfing to nightlife, all in an exotic setting, courtesy of the Mandharini Resort. Of course, if you want to get out of your timeshare, contact the Transfer Smart experts.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Timeshare Company Kicks Off 2012 Convention

The American Resort and Development Assocication (ARDA) kicked off its Convention & Exposition this week in Las Vegas, Nevada. The host site is the Venetian, one of Las Vegas’ most high profile sites, owned by the Sands Hotel group, which is owned by Sheldon Adelson.

ARDA is a consortium of timeshare developers and resorts. They are based in Washington, D.C., and lobby politicians on behalf of the vacation ownership and timeshare industries they represent.

A host of information about the Expo can be found on their website, including a schedule, Attendance for the 2012 Expo has been closed since 01 March, but if you’d like to attend next year’s convention you may do so here. It will be held 07-11 April 2013 at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, FL.

We know that many of you want to sell your timeshare, and that's why we created Transfer Smart. Selling your timeshare is very difficult, and we don't sell them as much as transfer them out of your name for good.


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