CRDA Insider
Dec. 10, 2014

Who are millennial travellers and what do they want?
The Huffington Post
The term "millennial" is thrown around a lot nowadays. Roughly, it refers to the generation of people born anywhere between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. It's a big group of people, and they're just now starting to enter their prime travelling years. But what does this generation of younger travellers really want when it comes to hotels?More

Fee-for-service arrangements provide opportunities for new entrants into the shared ownership industry
Hospitality Net
As was recently affirmed at the Shared Ownership Investment Conference (SOIC), held in Miami in October 2014, current industry trends have created a unique opportunity for new entrants into the shared ownership arena. In recent years, a capital-light strategy has emerged within the industry whereby timeshare organizations such as Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Hilton Grand Vacations Club, Bluegreen Vacations, and Hyatt Vacation Club provide sales and marketing on a fee-for-service basis.More

Travel company owners and employees to pay $200,000 in restitution for selling over-priced vacation club memberships
Inside The Gate
The owners and former employees of travel companies based in Plymouth and Methuen have agreed to pay more than $200,000 in restitution to settle allegations that they sold over-priced vacation club memberships by using deceptive sales and marketing tactics, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. More

CRDA announces new appointments to Board Of Directors
Perspective Magazine
The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) has welcomed five new members to its board of directors at a meeting held during its annual Canadian Resort Conference, currently taking place in Toronto. More

Clampdown on foreign workers puts Banff in a bind
The Globe and Mail
For employers in one of Canada's premier tourist destinations, the annual autumn respite is tinged this year with frustration and anxiety over the federal government's new, unexpected restrictions on hiring foreigners to clean hotel rooms, press laundry, serve coffee, sandwiches and fries. The opening of the temporary foreign worker (TFW) program to low-skilled positions in 2002 brought labour stability to this world-renowned Alberta jewel, stitched into Canada's first national park. More