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Intrawest announces appointment of new Chief Financial Officer
Inside The Gate
Intrawest Resorts Holdings has announced the promotion of Travis Mayer to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective immediately. Gary W. Ferrera has given his resignation in order to pursue another opportunity. Mr. Ferrera will be assisting Mr. Mayer to provide for a seamless and orderly transition.
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Vancouver real estate developer makes offer to buy bankrupt Wyndansea resort
Alberni Valley Times
A Vancouver-based real estate developer has stepped forward to acquire the unfinished Wyndansea resort in Ucluelet, a pending deal that proposes to repay a long list of creditors a small fraction of funds owed from the bankrupt project. In a report made for the Supreme Court of British Columbia recently, bankruptcy trustee Ernst Young announced that the Onni Group has been selected to take over the 360-acre property next to Long Beach.
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Toronto picked as top Canadian vacation stop for 2015
Yahoo!
Staying close to home this year? You're in luck. There's no need to renew your passport to have a great vacation. Travel site Vacay.ca recently named its top places to visit here in Canada. At the top of its list: Toronto.
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Wyndham Vacation Rentals study: Younger skiers and snowboarders want more than just mountain time
Inside The Gate
Younger adult skiers and snowboarders want their friends by their side, a good deal in their pockets, and plenty of off-mountain entertainment. These are among the findings of a recent study of today's ski and snowboard traveller conducted by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world's largest professional manager of vacation rentals and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands.
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Top 10 ski resorts in Canada
Toronto Sun
Wondering what the 10 best spots to hit the ski slopes in Canada are? From British Columbia to Quebec, we count down the country's top 10 ski resorts for your winter holiday.

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Diamond Resorts International® asks America to Stay Vacationed™
Inside The Gate
Diamond Resorts International® has thrown down the gauntlet to Americans. The challenge? Take a vacation! Diamond Resorts, with the help of research and a team of experts, has created a campaign designed to raise awareness among consumers and their employers about the significance of taking regular vacations.

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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.

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Owners turn unused timeshare weeks into cash
Perspective Magazine
You own a beautiful timeshare, but your job and other commitments are making it difficult to get away. With annual maintenance fees due in January, now is the time to monetize your investment by renting out those unused weeks.
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Seasoned lenders and brokers give their outlook for 2015
Commercial Observer
2015 is here, and with it, the annual ritual wherein lenders and brokers stare into their respective crystal balls, trying to predict the biggest market trends in the coming year. In real estate, the temptation to forecast is especially great. Six commercial real estate finance heavyweights told Mortgage Observer what they see in the year ahead.
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Why millennials will make it easier for you to buy a house
The Huffington Post
Many argue that homeownership will end with millennials. This generation witnessed firsthand the toll a collapsed housing market had on their parents' and grandparents' finances. Cautious, millennials are big savers who, unfortunately, also carry a lot of debt. However, it isn't a lack of interest in homeownership that will drive millennials away; rather, their financial circumstances will delay their entrance into the housing market — and potentially drive down prices and mortgage rates for all.
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Expedia collaborates with hotels to counter negative guest reviews
Skift
Expedia.com over the years has built up a substantial collection of verified hotel reviews from guests who booked a stay through the online travel agency, and now it is offering hoteliers a tool designed to head off negative reviews that could be posted on Expedia sites and elsewhere.
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Online timeshare advertiser BuyaTimeshare.com celebrates 15th anniversary milestone
Inside The Gate
Timeshare resale and rental advertising company BuyaTimeshare.com is proud to celebrate its 15th year in business this week — a major milestone in an industry that has seen its share of challenges over the years. Beginning with an idea while studying as an undergraduate student at the University of Tampa, president and CEO Wesley Kogelman decided in 2000 to create an online marketplace where timeshare owners could easily connect with buyers and renters online to facilitate transactions.
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2015 social media resolutions for hoteliers
4Hoteliers
It is safe to say that social media is not going away, but it is changing. Make 2015 the year of the social conversation — reply to the influx of inbound messages with improved response rates and times.
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Anantara Vacation Club selects Interval International as its exclusive vacation exchange partner
Inside The Gate
Interval International announced the affiliation of Anantara Vacation Club, a points-based club with a portfolio of six luxury resorts in some of the most sought-after destinations in Asia Pacific. Three resorts are in Thailand, where the company is based, and three more are located in Bali, China, and New Zealand.
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