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Home-sharing websites, such as Airbnb and HomeAway, have been giving the holiday industry a run for its money of late, with many choosing to book through their easy to use online services rather than the more established holiday companies.

Marriott International have been piloting a home-sharing program which began in April. They ventured into the market on a six month trial, in collaboration with UK based home rental company Hostmaker.

Marriott already have 6,500 hotels and 110 million loyalty program members and are determined to grow even bigger by entering the home-sharing market.

Marriott have launched ‘Tribute Portfolio Homes’, which … Read more

A Woman from Birmingham, who conned more than £20,000 from vulnerable people, has been jailed for 9 years. Derrol Flynn posed as a police officer to gain the confidence of her victims before stealing their cash. She had already been jailed multiple times for similar offences, stretching back 20 years.

Derrol Flynn starting cheating vulnerable people in and around Birmingham out of thousands of pounds when she was in her 20’s. She’s now 45, but will spend the next 9 years behind bars. Despite being released last January on license, halfway through an 8 year sentence for a string of … Read more

Michael Brown, CEO of Wyndham Destinations, sat down with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, the network’s resident markets expert, to discuss the split up of Wyndham Worldwide to create Wyndham Destinations and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, how this split will influence the timeshare market and, how it will benefit Wyndham shareholders.

 

Wyndham Destinations is now purely focused on their Timeshare Vacation Ownership product and investing in its future, by creating a strong brand and a greater market share for its investors. Michael Brown CEO explains: “We have had growth every single year, but what’s really interesting in terms of growth Read more

Hilton Grand Vacations invests $41 Million in Hilton Hotels, Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort in Mexico.

Hilton Grand Vacations has long continued as a high profile vacation ownership brand. They are again increasing their presence in the market by purchasing 87 of the 375 hotel rooms within the resort.

The hotel is located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo. The area has many popular attractions as well as one of the regions only swimmable beaches. The hotel features 6 food and beverage outlets, a 7,000 square foot spa and salon, and 88,000 square feet of indoor … Read more

Two Florida Businessman Have Been Permanently Banned From Selling Timeshare’s And Ordered To Surrender Their Assets.

The two businessmen, Jess Kinmont and John Wenz, ran and operated ‘Pro Timeshare Resales LLC’ from 2011 to 2016. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US’s equivalent of Trading Standards, brought the case against the pair to court, in response to complaints made by consumers. The duo appeared in court back in December 2016, when a judge upheld a temporary restraining order against the defendants, halting them from operating the business. The court also ordered that all assets owned by the pair be frozen … Read more

Staff members working for the Financial Ombudsman Service have been flooding Glassdoor with negative reviews.

Glassdoor is the ‘TripAdvisor’ of the employment sector, where staff are able to rate past and current employers out of five stars. They can also leave comments on their experiences and many have taken the opportunity to vent on what working at the service is really like for staff.

According to Glassdoor ratings, Chief executive Caroline Wayman has an approval rating of just 9 percent and its not hard to see why, when you read just a handful of the comments left on the site … Read more

Here at Praetorian Legal we love rewarding members of our team for their hard work and dedication.

The winner for Employee of the Month Award, April 2018, is Samuel Isley Claims Director. Head of Operations and Business Development Director, Harry Darby presented the trophy to Samuel and his £350 shopping voucher prize.

When asked how he felt about receiving the prize for the first time Samuel said “I feel privileged to have won Employee of the Month for April, I have the pleasure to come into work on a daily basis and work alongside some amazing people. I am grateful … Read more

Bali Nusa Dua Garden, Marriott Vacation Club’s all-new vacation ownership retreat, is now open on the island of Bali. This is the club’s first resort in Indonesia.

The company aims to expand further into Asia and the Pacific and add to its portfolio of 12,000 plus timeshare villas throughout the U.S., Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Australia.

With Bali being ranked as the world’s favourite destination by Trip Advisor, the resort is sure to receive attention from current vacation club members and prospective purchasers alike.

Admittedly, Bali boasts beautiful beaches, featuring turquoise waters and dreamy coastlines. But, a word of cautionary … Read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two men who died when a fire tore through a luxury five star hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond have been named.

Simon Midgley and Richard Dyson, believed to be from London, were staying at Cameron House Hotel when the blaze broke out on Monday morning.

Police have not confirmed the identity of those who died, but relatives have paid tribute on social media.

The hotel’s director has praised the actions of the emergency services in preventing further tragedy.

Firefighters who brought a couple and their baby to … Read more

Praetorian Legal have recently become aware of adverse online comments that have been proliferated by the timeshare industry and its envious competitors.  We want to address these unsubstantiated, untruthful, defamatory comments made about our organisation.

The background to Praetorian Legal’s work within timeshare is a good starting point in understanding why we are subject to these sustained attacks.  Praetorian legal was incorporated on 14 November 2014 after being consulted by an organisation that offered timeshare termination services and was looking to outsource the work to a company who specialised in consumer law matters.  The Directors of Praetorian Legal have practiced … Read more