The Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees) Ltd is a limited company that was formed in 1989 predominately as a networking group for members of timeshare owners committees. Its original objectives are more relevant today than before.
These are as follows:
* To promote the maintenance of high quality standards of facilities and amenities, and to encourage the efficient management of timeshare resorts through communication and education.
* To lobby and campaign on matters related to timeshare and timeshare owners by liaison with trade industry bodies and government departments.
* To actively promote the positive image of timeshare through all communications channels.
It is the only elected consumers association to represent the interests of timeshare owners in Europe. Its mission statement is "TATOC exists to safeguard and enhance the timeshare holiday experience for existing and prospective users and to be the voice of owners". TATOC has access to an army of happy timeshare owners – people who have owned the product for many years and have nothing except genuine and positive comments to offer about their holiday experiences.
TATOC ensures that these owners are given a voice. TATOC believes the opinions of owners provide a critical contribution to the transformation of timeshare’s reputation here in Europe and could see a marked improvement in both the popularity and acceptance of timeshare in a variety of different business environments whilst also assisting in the lobbying process re legislation that affects the industry.
There are in excess of 80 TATOC member resorts spreading across many parts of Europe. Collectively, these resorts give TATOC access to some 250,000 families across Europe.
TATOC offers its members assistance and education in carrying out the duties of a Committee, it is launching a resort accreditation scheme. TATOC is supported by many companies within the timeshare industry including Diamond Resorts International ®, Macdonalds Hotels, RCI, Interval International and Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket. TATOC also handles consumer complaints and works closely with, but independently from, RDO to monitor and guide consumers with problems on +44 (0) 845 230 2430