TATOC has announced that U.S.-based timeshare exchange and rental organisation, Resort Travel & Xchange, has been approved for TATOC affiliation.
Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) is a timeshare exchange company that works with resorts and developers to provide the best exchange options possible for its members.
Today, RTX has approximately 60,000 members and offers a range of benefits and services including some of the lowest exchange fees in the industry, discounted holidays that can be booked without exchanging and deposit life of up to four years.
Other services include cruise exchanges, getaway weeks, one-stop holiday booking and restaurant discounts all offered at competitive prices and with the highest customer service quality. Additionally, RTX resort partners benefit from no affiliation fee which is a rarity in the industry.
“Our relationships with HOAs, partner resorts, management companies and developers are as important to us as our members. We believe in symbiotic relationships that are mutually beneficial for all involved and want to bring this model to Europe. TATOC affiliation is the first step to achieve this and we are looking forward to explaining our philosophy to resorts, developers, management companies and owners in the U.K. and beyond,” explained Jay Bade, vice president of resort partnerships.
Speaking about the affiliation, Harry Taylor, TATOC’s executive chairman added: “Resort Travel Xchange is a well known and respected name in the U.S timeshare industry and we are delighted that they understand the importance of TATOC affiliation in their plans to launch their products and services in Europe.”
As affiliates of TATOC, RTX will adhere to the TATOC Code of Conduct issued in August 2011 and the association’s code of ethics. All companies wishing to affiliate to TATOC are thoroughly vetted beforehand and continually monitored. Further details of the code of conduct can be found on the Association’s website (www.tatoc.co.uk).
The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), known as TATOC, was formed in 1989 and is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners in Europe.
Launched five years ago, TATOC affiliation was developed to provide a directory of suppliers of services such as marketing, exchange and re-sale to the timeshare industry in Europe.
TATOC member resorts looking to purchase such services for their own operations and to recommend to their members can work with these businesses safe in the knowledge they are regularly assessed to ensure the highest levels of customer service.
Today there are over 30 affiliated companies offering high quality, customer-focused products and services to the timeshare industry. TATOC affiliation has given these companies the edge when competing with other non-affiliated businesses.