TATOC was formed in 1989 and is the only elected consumer association representing the interests of timeshare owners in Europe.

Our members' resorts are located across Europe giving TATOC access to thousands of timeshare-owning families. Our original objectives from 1989 are as relevant today as they were then, and include:

•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 through liaison with trade industry bodies and government departments.

•To assist consumers with their use of timeshare, both before and after purchase, through user guides, TATOC Consumer Helpline assistance and by co-operating to remove rogue players from this marketplace.

Our future plans are focused not only on increasing our membership base but also raising the profile of the Association. We are all working towards establishing TATOC as the recognised voice of the timeshare consumer and an informed point of contact.

The board is headed by executive chairman Harry Taylor. All board members are timeshare owners and committee members/chairman at their own resorts.