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The Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) has announced Classic Holidays CEO Ramy Filo has been elected as President of the region’s peak body for timeshare.
The decision was confirmed at ATHOC’s AGM at the annual industry conference which was held this month on Fiji’s Denarau Island. Mr. Filo takes over the position from Carole Smith, Classic Holidays’ COO, who held the position from 2016 to 2018.
Mr. Filo said he was excited to again take up the role to continue to develop and promote the success of the timeshare industry within Australia and New Zealand and represent the industry on the world stage.
“In my 19 years at the helm of Australasia’s largest timeshare management company, I’ve had the honour of serving as ATHOC President from 2003 to 2011, and now again in 2018,” said Mr. Filo.
“I’m excited to be back at the helm of this organisation as timeshare enters a new era moving towards 2020, continuing the good work our own Carole Smith has done for the past two years. It’s an important role to ensure the interests of our industry and its members are represented,” he said.
“Management companies such as Classic Holidays continue to exceed the regulatory requirements of the timeshare industry, but I support increasing the transparency of the industry to ensure consumers have a greater understanding of timeshare products.”
A not-for-profit industry body, ATHOC represents the Australian timeshare industry working towards best industry practice.
About Classic Holidays
Classic Holidays is Australasia’s largest Resort and Club Management Company, with over 65,000 member families and more than 30 properties under management across Australia and New Zealand. Classic Holidays provides flexible and affordable membership options for families to enjoy the highest quality holidays throughout Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
Part of the award-winning Beneficium group of companies, Classic Holidays has been named Best Management Company for six consecutive years in the global timeshare industry’s prestigious Perspective Magazine Awards, as well as Best Overall Company in 2017. For more information, visit www.classicholidays.com.au