TS Today - Creating a Vision for the Future of Vacation Ownership Issue #159 May/Jun 2018

Straight Talk About the Industry Since 1991 Ownership • Governance • Management Issue #159 May-Jun, 2018 Enjoy! Join! Why Magic Tree Resort still thrives By George Leposky, editor A well-run legacy timeshare resort need not falter, fl ounder, and ultimately fail—but what qualities keep an aging resort rejuvenated and robust? Magic Tree Resort in Kissimmee, FL, illustrates one recipe for enduring success. Its ingredients include a prime location, a devoted cadre of long-time owners, an engaged and fi scally responsible board of directors, and an effi cient and welcoming staff. Also, the size is right. With 62 one-bedroom units and 30 two-bedroom units, the resort has 4,692 unit-weeks in a 51-week year (with the 52nd week reserved for maintenance), and about 3,500 individual owners. Continued on page 16 Swimming pool and deck area at Magic Tree Resort. RESALES SPECIAL SECTION Pages 11-15 KAUAʻI: THE GARDEN ISLE Page 32 TAX CUTS AND OWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS Page 47 Continue to receive TimeSharing Today! Subscriptions form on page 53.