Headed up by Anthony (Tony) Bugg, the website has been in operation for some time providing private timeshare re-sales. The team works with other resale businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the U.S. to resell other vacation-style products.
Currently in development, and set to launch this month, is a new auction website, OwnersTimeshareAuctions.com. This will run alongside the main resale business and will assist private owners at resorts that will not work with third party resale businesses.
With over 30 years’ experience in the timeshare industry, Mr Bugg explained his decision to affiliate his business with TATOC: “We are very pleased to have become affiliates members of TATOC and appreciate the work they do for the industry - we sincerely wish to be part of its future.”
Harry Taylor, TATOC’s executive chairman commented: “I was delighted when Tony asked if his business could affiliate with TATOC as it shows his commitment to the timeshare consumer and providing them with the very best service. As an affiliate, Tony and his team will comply with the Association’s Code of Conduct and Code of Practice so owners can be reassured when they are using their services.”
The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), known as TATOC, was formed over 25 years ago and is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners and their HOA/committees in Europe.
The mission of TATOC is to safeguard and enhance the timeshare holiday experience for existing and prospective users and to be the voice of owners.
In recent years, TATOC has worked hard to increase its membership base of timeshare resorts and individual members. It also works with legitimate timeshare business through its affiliation programme.
All TATOC affiliated businesses must comply with the Association’s strict Code of Conduct and are regularly monitored to ensure they provide the highest standards of customer service and comply with all legislation.
The not-for-profit Association is now an informed point of contact and authority on all timeshare matters and is a regular, unbiased contributor to the consumer press. The team works closely with the U.K.’s Trading Standards offices, law enforcement, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, the Competition and Markets Authority (formerly the OFT) and other authorities.
TATOC CEO and executive chairman, Harry Taylor, is regularly interviewed on national radio and features in the industry press.