For the year 2009, The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC) revealed the timeshare resorts that succeeded in its Resort Accreditation Programme (RAP). As there are many owners who have complaints regarding their units and even several owners also want to get out of their timeshares, TATOC exists to safeguard and enhance timesharing for existing and prospective users and to be the voice of owners also. On e of its aim is to promote the maintenance of high quality standards for resorts facilities and amenities and to encourage the efficient management of timeshare resorts through communication and education. Thus, TATOC initiate the said Resort Accreditation Programme.
Those that made through the cut are those that the organisation believes are customer-driven in their approach to timeshare ownership and are willing to commit to the requirements of the body’s code of ethics. To mention a few among those that achieved accreditation in 2009 were Club Las Calas in Lanzarote, Villacana Club in Malaga, Sunset Bay Club in Tenerife and Pine Lake, which is located in northern England.
Those resorts that apply for the RAP will undergo an on-site inspection and audit. If successful, they can opt to use the TATOC Accredited Resort logo. The accreditation serves as an advantage in all company advertising, publications and websites.
The timeshare owners today have cited a number of complaints regarding their ownership. For those who cannot bear it anymore, some owners try to get rid of their timeshares while some even hire a timeshare transfer company such as the Transfer Smart. The TATOC on the other hand, serves as an association representing the interests of timeshare owners in Europe. Their recommendation of timeshare resorts will provide confidence for current and potential timeshare owners.