Adjustments and opportunities

By Paula DiPaola, president, Magic Tree Resort Magic Tree Resort is in Kissimmee, FL, near Walt Disney World. The news that Disney was closing due to the COVID-19 virus was one of the biggest shocks!  March traditionally is the busiest month of our entire year. We now have 10 rooms occupied out of 92.  The […]


Important Notice: Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all TBMA onsite conferences are postponed until further notice.

We’ll be sharing information via the TBMA website, blog & social media posts, webinars, and email communications. Please let us know what actions you are taking and any questions and comments you may have. Reach us by email to: staff@tbmassoc.org. If you haven’t joined TBMA already, be sure to fill out the Membership Form so […]


Service animal fraud 

People who try to pass off their pets as service animals continue to be one of the timeshare industry’s biggest headaches, said presenters at the fall 2019 Timeshare Board Members Association meeting in Las Vegas. Lenora Wilson, assistant general manager of The Carriage House Timeshare Association, defined a service animal as “a dog that has […]


Money management for timeshare resorts

The foremost responsibility of a timeshare owners’ association’s board members is “to maintain, protect, and enhance” the value of the resort’s assets. So said Craig Huntington, president of Alliance Association Bank (AAB) in Las Vegas, NV, in a presentation at the fall 2019 TBMA meeting. Huntington said a board should develop an investment policy to […]


Timeshare Board Members Association Announces Orlando 2020 Conference, May 17-19, 2020

Board Members and onsite Resort Managers are invited to attend for free. The TBMA Orlando 2020 Conference, May 17-19, 2020, will mark the 18th conference and TBMA’s leadership position in providing dynamic, interactive forums for education, resources, solutions, and networking for timeshare Board Members, Resort Managers, and vacation ownership industry professionals. Timeshare Owners’ Association Board Members […]


TBMA Las Vegas 2019 Conference

Timeshare HOA Board Members and Onsite Resort Managers – You’re invited to join your colleagues at the TBMA Las Vegas 2019 Conference, November 19-21, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click to>>RSVP Now! Join us for an intensive 3-day event with a leading-edge agenda covering new ground in the complex timeshare landscape.   RSVP and make plans to […]


Lead problem solved at Idaho ski resort

The water crisis in Flint, MI, several years ago led water systems in many parts of the U.S. to test their water for lead contamination. One such test turned up a lead problem at Tamarack Resort, a half-built ski-resort community 95 miles north of Boise, ID. Tamarack Resort began construction in 2003 and opened in […]


Preventing hospitality fraud

Hotels and timeshare resorts share a common problem — preventing fraudsters from using digital technologies to access and raid legitimate customer accounts. The very features that make digital reservations, check-in, and room access so appealing and convenient to Millennials and other early adopters make them fraud-prone if not accompanied by the proper controls and protections. […]


Manage your resort’s digital footprint

  Think of your resort’s website as a “dating site,” urged Gary Prado, RedWeek‘s vice president-business development. To be effective, it must have up-to-date technology and fresh information, including inventory available and bookable in real time. Everything should be searchable. Search engines can’t read pdfs (portable document files), so don’t use them. To improve your […]


Tax cuts and owners’ associations

By Lena Combs In December of 2017, the President signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided sweeping tax changes for the first time in 30 years. In more than 500 pages, the legislation contains numerous changes, some perceived as favorable and some unfavorable. In all of those pages, however, very little […]