March 29, 2018
Financial Trends and Indicators of Timeshare Resorts
As history repeats itself, since hindsight is 20/20, and because, unfortunately, there is no crystal ball to tell us the events of the future, it is important to look toward historical financial information to assist in preparing for a resort's financial future.  Since the Great Recession, the concept of "business as usual" has evaporated and each year brings new challenges and sets of facts that will shape the future.  Planning for a resorts financial future - budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning - must take all of these in to account: the results of the past and the current changes that will reshape the future.

Across the Transom...
Here's a look at some of the news we've seen this week.

OASIS Travel Network's (OTN) - the independent contractor division of Smart Travel Group - today welcomed Harvey Utech (pictured left ) as its 200 th  New2Travel member. Launched in 2015, the New2Travel program was designed by OTN to specifically guide and support new sellers of travel through a tailored curriculum and business set-up with ongoing support, ultimately transforming them into professional travel agents.

Diamond Resorts™, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, announced today that it has acquired the Amber Vacation Club and related assets, adding two locations to Diamond Resorts' growing portfolio of properties.

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