Transfer Smart reports on timeshares. Due to the vacation season many timeshare owners are trying to get rid of their timeshares straight away. Many hope the money they save from selling their timeshare will help them thru the season. But in the world today, shady business practices can be found everywhere. An article on PRLeap shows that. 

Timeshare owners around the planet are approached each day by setups who make an effort to sell them their services through the phone. These firms will do whatever is required to convince timeshare owners to make an upfront payment for an empty promise. Telemarketers are highly talented in convincing these owners that there is a buyer waiting to buy their timeshare, but they have to make a small payment first for the data to be given. It isn't till later that the owners notice that they've been scammed and the company / organisation has totally disappeared. 

From the other viewpoint, recently, timeshare owners have been informed about the various methods fraudsters use to make a few bucks and are not as easily fooled as they were before. Timeshare owners have learned how to research a company before stumping up for their services. 

One big issue for fraudsters and shysters is that they have no credibility because they do not have an estate broker's license. They would also lack the capability to acquire one because of their inferior past. As a result of this, fraudsters have taken their efforts to fresh heights. They are now posing as imposters by utilizing the names of licensed, credible timeshare resale brokers. The imposter ( con-man ) will push the timeshare owner into checking for themselves the validity of the company while they're on the phone. By employing this strategy, they have convinced timeshare owners that making an upfront charge is obligatory in order to get their timeshare sold. 
While vacationing in Mazatlan, a couple was seduced into purchasing a timeshare and paid $10,000 to get their timeshare in a prime location. They were promised a rebate of $6,000 but after waiting, it never came. Catharine Raig and her husband, John Garvey, had no idea they were scammed until they returned from their vacation and looked over the contract. The representative who helped them stated that they would have two weeks at the timeshare resort verbally but it was not stated in the contract. In addition, they also realized, shamefully, that they did not even read the contract before signing it.

Raig commented, “They tell you right at the beginning if you don't sign this deal is off. That's what they tell you. You can't take it home, look it over and then come back.”

After trying to reach the company multiple times with no answer, the couple looked up the company online. The Residents Club La Jolla had dozens of unhappy customers and bad reviews. The BBB has warned timeshare owners to be weary of high promises and deals high pressure sales. Make sure to take your time reading through the contract and never bend to purchasing a deal on the spot. Transfer Smart is a company dedicated in helping timeshare owners out of their timeshare. They have already helped hundreds of people, so give them a call and see what they can do for you. 


Alaska Airlines is about to be more accommodating to some of their most beloved travelers, pets.

On August 9th, the air carrier announced a complimentary veterinarian visit meant to acclimatize pets to the stresses of air travel. The airline flew over 80,000 pets last year, and knows that this is a beloved but often mistreated passenger on their airlines. They announced a partnership with Banfield Pet Hospital, which has 20,000 locations nationwide.

Their website offers a $10 off coupon on any pet’s visit and a helpful locater application. Alaska Airlines is proud to be one of the few airlines that allows pets in the cabin during flight, including cats, dogs and birds. Pet in cabin or pet in baggage are the same price: $100/each flight. All animals must remain in kennels or cages. Check the Alaska Airlines site on pet travel for more details.

Love your puppy but hate your timeshare? Of course. One is loyal to a fault, and one you just couldn't get rid of.... till now. The Transfer Smart team will get you out of your timeshare with an IN-WRITING Guarantee.

A handful of developers want to turn Europe into the new gambling capital of the world. Transfer Smart reports.

Exuding confidence and clarity, Jim Edgeron of the renowned timeshare sales group “Edge Timeshares” says the new gambling capitals of the world will be found in either China, Europe, or both.

Eurovegas is the term coined by Sheldon Adelson, owner of Las Vegas Sands Corporation and most profitable American of the last three years.

Sands Co. is known for their timeshare resorts in Las Vegas and Macau, the former Portuguese colony found on the southeastern coast of China.

Spain is the likely target for Eurovegas. It would create jobs and bring much needed money to cash-strapped Spain, who along with Ireland and Greece has been one of the weakest performing European economies. In fact, it’s Spain’s depressed economy that is allowing the idea of Eurovegas to gain traction. Spain’s unemployment rate stands at a staggering 23% as of this writing.

The Spanish government is expected to rule on the matter of legal gambling in the country within the next two months.



InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is opening the Hualuxe hotel brand in China with the distinct mission of becoming a Chinese-based brand. The focus of the brand image will be Chinese luxury, which coincides with the name Hua, which means majestic in Chinese. Timeshares will be sold at the Hualuxe locations.

Instead of lobbies there will be gardens; instead of bars the hotels will have tea shops; the bathrooms will look more like saunas, and there will be slippers and tea kettles in all rooms. This copies typical Chinese high-end hotels such as the Mandarin Oriental’s in Hong Kong and Macau and the Hangzhou Aman Fayun in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. 

Though IHG is based in London, their numbers state that China is the world’s largest expanding economy. This means not only is Chinese domestic spending up, but their people are traveling at higher rates than ever before. As China opens up to the rest of the world, and becomes a leader in manufacture and defense spending, the Chinese middle class is traveling more than ever. IHG sees this as an opportunity to offer these consumers with new-found wealth the opportunity to enjoy world-class lodging with a more domestic feel. They will then bring that Asian feel to new Hualuxe locations around the world. In line with their idea of starting an organic brand in China and earning Chinese domestic business than overseas business, IHG will open up Hualuxe Hotels in tourist spots that are popular with Chinese tourists, including Taiwan, Los Angeles, California, and London, England.

IHG has seen incredible profit margins in China. They earned almost $2 billion in 2011, a 100% jump from just two years earlier.