in Vacation Timeshare Evolves Mightily Since Early 90s
The evolution of the vacation timeshare industry through the eyes
Larry Hayden, President of Timeshare
Worldwide, who was the lone timeshare website operator in
the early 90's.
(PRWEB) December 17, 2005 -- Little known historical facts about
is today a large industry, Vacation Timeshare, are published in The
Timeshare Answers Guide authored by the operator of the
Internet timeshare website, Larry Hayden. As the sole timeshare
who was online on the Internet in the early 90's he shares his
and first-hand knowledge of the very beginnings of timeshare
on the Internet.
Back in 1991, which was before the Internet became popular, Larry
the only one marketing timeshare resales via electronic computer
boards. Bulletin boards were a very important part of corporate
for small and large businesses alike. Bulletin boards as they were
then have now disappeared with the advent of the Internet.
But, Larry recalls being fascinated by a book he read about a
known subject called the Internet.
As he read the book, he states that it quickly became obvious to
that vacation timeshare would be the perfect vehicle to market to
audience, and the Internet was a worldwide medium. After all, is
anyone in the entire world who doesn't like to vacation?
With computer bulletin boards, people had to place a long
call in order to connect and use the bulletin board. How marvelous
that with the Internet, the connection did not require payment of
distance telephone call. Larry saw that his bulletin board would
moth-balled along with the several thousand dollars he had spent
the software for it.
The Internet was developed and used only by the government for
activities, so back in those days it was considered an abuse to
of a commercial nature, and the Internet purists predicted that
activity would be the end and downfall of the Internet.
Well, in effect, they were right. There was no way that such a
worldwide medium would not be used and overtaken by commercial
and the end of the Internet, at least as the purists had conceived
did in fact take place. The connection was done via a telephone
anyone with a telephone had potential access to the online world.
Connection via a telephone line was the standard for a couple of
but, behind the scene, entrepreneurial cable and telephone
feverishly working to develop the technology for a faster
is commonly known today as "broadband" meaning cable or dsl
Technology development to attain ever faster speeds continues to
Back in the computer bulletin board days, Larry knew nothing
design or html language.
HTML stands for hyper text markup language. It is the computer
source that causes web pages to display and read the way they do,
as the layout, the fonts displayed, the colors, the graphics, etc.
you are viewing a web page, you can view the html code that
page you are viewing, by clicking on "view" then click on
when web designers create a web page, they create the html, not
are looking at when you view it online.
Larry has since learned a good deal about designing html. He
everything that appears on his company website, which is arguably
the largest timeshare resale site on the net.
But back years ago, Larry hired someone to design his first
and launched it immediately.
Back then there was only one search engine,
Yahoo, and for the search term "timeshare" there was only one
came up, which was Larry's. It actually remained that way for many
Larry remembers talking to other timeshare brokers who seemed
interested in the Internet but who really didn't seem to grasp the
marketing potential of the Internet as a worldwide medium.
But Larry's "monopoly" on Internet timeshare marketing was not to
Larry states: "I remember the first time when some other company
up in the search engines, a now defunct company that was designed
former employee of RCI. That marked the beginning of the end of my
timeshare "monopoly", and as the years progressed, untold numbers
legitimate and otherwise have crowded the online world. I just did
on Google for the term timeshare, and it returned 3,870,000 hits.
is a few more than my 1 hit years ago."
Says Larry, "I will leave it to you decide if the Internet is a
or a bad thing. Like all modern marvels it has elements of both.
can't imagine the world without it now, can you?"
For more information, visit Larry's website at www.alltimeshare.com
or call Toll Free (800)297-0977.
About Timeshare Resales Worldwide:
Timeshare Resales Worldwide in Vista, CA, deals exclusively in
resales, specializing in luxury brand name resorts, such as Marriott Vacation Club, Hilton Grand Vacation Club, Hyatt Vacation
Club, Four Seasons Residence Club,
Disney Vacation Club, nd RCI Points. The
company maintains one of the largest timeshare resales
website, which contains a searchable
database of over 20,000 resale listings for sale world wide.
The company does not charge any sort of upfront fee as a
for sellers to list their timeshare for sale. Larry is a Charter
Member of LTRBA.com - Licensed Timeshare Resale Brokers