The Bahamas Vacation Plan and Time-Sharing Act 1999 came into force earlier this year. The legislation provides for the creation, regulation, and management of time-sharing and vacation projects, and for the protection of purchasers of time-sharing and vacation plans. There are some 28 time-sharing projects with more than 900 time-share units and more than 48,000 unit weeks operating in The Bahamas. Thought to inject about $87 million annually into the economy, the industry employs about 1,000 persons.