Valenica, CA (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
Eric Shuman is officially out of the travel club business.
Several months ago Shuman started negotiations to sell his members only travel club to a group of private investors. This last week, final documents were prepared and Shuman took the time to address staff members and long term clients.
As Shuman addressed the group, there were many moments of laughter, and even a few moments of tears. Shuman said, "As far as the business goes, nothing is going to change. Clients can still book travel at cost, in fact, we're always adding new vendors to meet the needs of our travel requests. As far as the staff goes, there are no major changes. If anything, this company is expanding, more rapidly than if I still owned the company. It's an excellent time to be working for this company and it's an excellent time to be a client, because we're getting some phenomenal deals. As for me, I'm going to miss seeing everyone on a daily basis, and that's my only regret. I've had a lot of fun in this business, but at the same time, I need to take the next step and move forward in my life. Most importantly, I want to thank everyone for all that you do, and for believing in what we all accomplished together here today."
Travel clubs are what some refer to as the next generation of timeshare. Members pay a one time fee and a nominal annual dues, and for that, they are allowed to book any and all travel at cost, saving them thousands of dollars every year on car rentals, hotels, cruises and all inclusive resorts. Members can also access timeshare condos for a fraction of the price.
Most importantly, members of Shuman's travel club can rest assured that nothing has changed with regards to their membership.
Shuman catered an extravagant lunch after the meeting that soon felt more like a party. But many said, "Everyday in the office with Shuman was like a party, and he probably wouldn't have had it any other way."