Advantage Vacation would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to all of you who have followed our blog, tweets and Facebook page during the year 2012.  We sincerely appreciate your questions, comments and trust.

We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 most popular articles we published in 2012 in case you may have missed one or two!  If there is a subject or area of timeshare resale buying, selling your timeshare or vacation ownership in general that you’d like to see an article about, please contact us and let us know.  We’ll do our best to get an article about that subject published as soon as possible.

In the meantime, enjoy the following Top 10 Articles of 2012 by Advantage Vacation:

Point of Poipu

1: The Point at Poipu Angry Owners file lawsuit against Diamond Resorts – Owners at The Point at Poipu, a Kauai timeshare, filed a lengthy class action Complaint against Diamond Resorts International, the CEO of Diamond Resorts, Stephen Cloobeck and several of the Board of Directors.  The filing was in response to a special assessment in excess of $5,000 per week of ownership for reconstruction to correct water intrusion damage to the buildings.  This article provides a detailed explanation of the allegations against Diamond Resorts.

2: You May Be Entitled To A Payment From A Class Action Settlement About The RCI Points Exchange Program– This article was written after I received notification regarding a Class Action Settlement involving the RCI Points Exchange Program.  A copy of the notification was provided.  The case has not yet been settled as reported in our blog posted on December 28, 2012 – the court has denied the settlement.

3:  How to cancel a timeshare contract – Timeshare contract cancellation is fairly simple if you follow the guidelines of how to cancel.  Read this informative article and learn what steps you must take in order to successfully cancel a timeshare contract.

4: Costco Maui Gas Station Hours – It took five years to get it done, but Costco finally opened a gas station.  Timeshare owners and vacationers are loving the convenience and cost savings when filling up on the way to the airport to drop off their rental cars.

5: New RCI Timeshare Scams – Several new scams are detailed in this article to alert timeshare owners that individuals are falsely identifying themselves as representatives of RCI and asking owners if they would like to rent RCI weeks or advising the owners that they are about to “lose” their RCI bonus weeks.

Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Spa

6: Residence at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Review – This review was written by my wife, Cheri  after we stayed at this beautiful mountain resort in the Fall.  You’re sure to enjoy her comments about the Allegria Spa!

7: RCI Lawsuit And Class Action Settlement Information – In this follow-up article to the article in number 2 above, I was informed that a settlement had been reached in the class action lawsuit that claimed that RCI, LLC violated certain consumer protection and other laws.  As indicated in number 2 above, the courts have recently denied a settlement in that lawsuit which was reported in our blog posted on December 28, 2012.

8: Club Interval Gold is the newest product from Interval International – Club Interval Gold is a points-based exchange service for owners of fixed or floating-week timeshares. This progressive program combines all the membership benefits of Interval International and Interval Gold in offering their most flexible vacation exchange experience yet.  The article explains in detail just how the program works.

9: Diamond Resorts Point at Poipu Angry Owners Lawsuit filed April 6, 2012 – I received a copy of the lawsuit filed on Friday, April 6, 2012 on behalf of five owners at Point at Poipu, a Diamond Resorts property and reprinted it in its entirety.

10: How Marriott Vacation Club Timeshares Work – This in depth article explains every detail of the Marriott Vacation Club from reservations to seasons, the new points program (Destinations Club), Legacy Week, Rewards Points and the Right of First Refusal (ROFR) policy.

On behalf of the entire Advantage Vacation family, we wish you and your loved ones a very healthy and Happy New Year 2013!

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