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As you know, CRDA delivers CRDA Insider direct to your inbox each Thursday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your practice. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the CRDA Insider news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


The Association of Timeshare Recyclers works to rebuild industry image
Long Island Newsday
The Association of Timeshare Recyclers (ATR), is a non-profit organization that has been established to help rebuild the image and financial stability of the timeshare industry by creating programs that help to increase consumer perception of flexibility, liquidity, and value of a timeshare interval in the secondary market.
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What $390,000 will buy you across the country
The Huffington Post
That old golden rule of real estate — location, location, location — is probably more true in Canada than just about anywhere else. From frighteningly expensive Vancouver to the almost suspiciously affordable Trois-Rivieres, QC., this is a country with a multitude of very different housing markets. Like the people in those cities, the housing markets are dealing with differing economic circumstances. Though it certainly does seem to be the case, at the moment, that an east-west divide has opened up.
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Timeshare in 75 countries
New Straits Times
Time-sharing membership programs can seem to be irrelevant when everyone can plan their holidays anywhere in the world with just a click of the mouse. "Actually, timeshare membership programs are growing. They are a getaway to a new world of holidaying pleasure," says Swiss Garden International Vacation Club chief executive officer Francis Chan.
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Taking vacation boosts productivity
Digital Journal
Employees who haven't used all of their earned vacation days should consider taking time off work. According to new research by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), employees who take vacation leave enjoy greater productivity, increased job satisfaction, and higher organizational morale than those who do not. However, the "Vacation's Impact on the Workplace" survey goes on to show a disconnect between the positive attitudes surrounding vacation and Americans’ behavior — 61 per cent of organizations report that their employees leave three or more days on the table each year.
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Louisiana attorney general files suit against Festiva vacation club
Inside the Gate
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has announced that his office has filed suit against Festiva Hospitality Group and its associated businesses and principals for unfair and deceptive practices in connection with Festiva’s points-based "vacation club."
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