Another Year Over

By Paul Bougaard As a new year begins it’s time to take stock and review the year that has passed. I think on this side of the Atlantic we can all agree it has been a fairly eventful one, even if we would have preferred some of those “events” not to have occurred! Probably the…

RDO Update

From Aha to Kerching September 17th saw the European timeshare industry (plus a number of delegates from the USA, including ARDA) gathered at the Don Carlos Hotel and Spa, in Marbella, Spain, in gloriously warm weather – a welcome escape for those of us who had journeyed down from a stormy and windswept UK. Conference…

Letter From Provence – RDO Update

The summer vacations are upon us now and I find myself writing this looking out at the pre-Alps of the Upper Var in Provence – so this becomes a sort of “Letter from Provence” – with apologies to the late Alistair Cooke, whose “Letter from America,” for those of us old enough to remember, used…

RDO Update

Europe – is Britain in or out? Much to everyone’s surprise, the UK ended up with a majority Conservative Government – albeit a slim majority, with a substantial block of Scottish National MPs at Westminster, so that Scotland is now almost completely Scottish Nationalist, both at Westminster and at Holyrood (Edinburgh), which will bring its…

RDO Update

The first quarter of 2015 has been a busy one for RDO and its members in Europe. On the geo-political front there has been the on-going crisis in the euro-zone over re-financing the Greek debt, following the successful election to power in Greece of the Syriza party – at the time of writing this the…