RDO defends the timeshare industry on Radio Canarias

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11 Apr 2009

RDO defends the timeshare industry on Radio Canarias

The head of RDO’s Enforcement team in Spain, Alberto Garcia, was one of the guests at a special programme about the timeshare industry which was broadcast on local Canary Islands radio station, Radio Canarias, on 24 March.


The ‘Bungalow 103 with Ignacio Moll’ programme offered a debate about timesharing which helped dispel misconceptions about the industry and explain the different products available today.


Guests at the programme, which also included Jose Antonio Fernandez from Sol Melia Vacation Club and solicitor Jose Agustin Medina, discussed the many benefits of timeshare for owners, developers and the local economy, and highlighted that timeshare is a tourism product which is fully regulated.


Alberto Garcia also explained the role of RDO’s Enforcement programme, particularly their fight against Discount Membership Travel Clubs (DTMCs), two of which are still operating in the Canary Islands.


The timeshare industry is a major contributor to the economy in the Canary Islands, where there are 140 timeshare resorts which are used by about a million people every year, according to the latest RDO report.


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