Westgate Resorts has eliminated its telemarketing program and laid off at least 600 people in one office in the Orlando area according to a recent report in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
According to the report, the telemarketing program has been eliminated for the time being, as the continuing worldwide credit crunch has forced the timeshare industry to evaluate programs and cut less profitable ventures to conserve cash.
The same Orlando Sentinel story also states that Westgate Resorts has also been hit with $1 million in punitive damages related to a marketing campaign that promised potential timeshare buyers a free vacation.
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