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MP: Canadians regularly going to U.S. for long stays need to be mindful of changes
CBC News
A B.C. MP is warning people about a new information-sharing agreement between Canada and the United States that could put travellers who regularly spend a lot of time in the U.S. at risk of significant consequences. The Entry Exit Initiative allows officials to track how many days Canadians have spent in the U.S. Prior to the agreement, the country could only track entry dates, not exit dates.
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Skyline International Development completes purchase of Bear Valley Mountain Resort
Inside The Gate
Skyline International Development has completed its purchase of Bear Valley Mountain Resort after receiving a permit to operate the resort from the US Forest Service. The 1,700-acre Bear Valley ski area includes: nine chair lifts, a 2,000-stall parking lot, and a 40,000 sq. ft. mountain base lodge.
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Title fraud: How mortgage-free seniors can become a target
The Globe and Mail
According to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, title fraud can happen in one of two ways. With identity theft, fraudsters can use stolen or fake identification or documents to pretend to be a homeowner and obtain one or more mortgages on the property, then walk away with the cash. Fraudsters can also register forged documents to discharge any existing mortgages then transfer the property to themselves and register a new mortgage against the property's clear title, pocketing the proceeds.
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Divi Resorts and Interval International announce long-term business relationship
RDO
Interval International and Divi Resorts®, which has one of the largest portfolios of shared ownership resorts in the Caribbean, have announced that they have entered into a long-term business relationship. The multi-year, multi-site agreements encompass seven resorts, as well as the new Divi Vacation Club, and future properties that become part of the club.
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Tina L. White sentenced for telemarketing fraud
Inside The Gate
Tina L. White, 46, of Haverhill, FL, was sentenced in the United States District Court in East St. Louis, IL on two counts of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing. White was sentenced to 30 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release. White was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine and a $200 special assessment.
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Top-scoring vacation rentals in Asia-Pacific include Bali villa and Aussie cottage
Canoe.ca
Families with big entourages traveling to Asia-Pacific may be interested in a new list of top-scoring holiday vacation rentals from TripAdvisor users that include villas, cottages and beachfront retreats spanning Bali, New Zealand, Australia and Thailand.

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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.

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Change or be challenged
NTAO
The vacation ownership industry was founded by innovators who were committed to creating better ways for the travelling public to enjoy their leisure time.

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Young millionaires seek second homes
Millionaire Corner
Nearly one-fourth of millionaires own a second, or vacation, home, according to a new Spectrem's Millionaire Corner wealth level study of millionaires with a net worth up to $4.9 million (not including primary residence). A second, or vacation, home is one of the signposts of a rich person's lifestyle, according to roughly half of Affluent households surveyed by Spectrem's Millionaire Corner.
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National Timeshare Owners Association announces regional meeting
Inside The Gate
The National Timeshare Owners Association (NTAO), the largest timeshare owners association in North America, recently released details of their upcoming regional meeting which will be held in Central Florida. This meeting is included with NTOA membership, however, is open to all timeshare owners (non-members) for a nominal fee.
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Smart Hotelier's Action Plan 2015: How to monetize your digital marketing resolutions
4Hoteliers
Created to help alleviate the complexity of our industry's most recent innovations, this action plan was designed to help you concentrate on what's most important: engaging your key customer segments and increasing direct online conversions and revenues! We went a step further and last week we presented an interactive webinar "Action Plan 2015: The Smart Hotelier's Top 10 Digital Marketing Resolutions," attended by hundreds of hoteliers.
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Montana Woman Pleads Guilty to Mail and Wire Fraud
Inside The Gate
Julie L. Duffield, 45, of Eureka, MT, recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and Royce E. Curtin, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Norfolk Field Office, made the announcement after the plea was accepted by U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller.
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How Google Now is Improving Travel
4Hoteliers
It seems that with every new release, smartphones are changing everything, they have had a significant impact on the travel industry over the last few years, and this trend doesn't seem to be stopping. A lot of the larger hotel chains have developed stand alone apps to try and gain better control over the guest experience.
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Lev M. Derbaremdiker pleads guilty to role in telemarketing scam
Inside The Gate
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced that Lev M. Derbaremdiker, 30, of Delray Beach, FL, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing. The investigation determined that Derbaremdiker was a telemarketer at C&G Marketing Associates, LLC, a Florida corporation which, in 2009, defrauded consumers across the continent using the fictitious name, Premier Timeshare Solutions.
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The Fountains Vacation Club offers game changing concept in the luxury motorcoach resort industry
Inside The Gate
The Fountains of St. Augustine is pleased to announce they are offering a new concept in the Vacation Resort industry that has never before been available to motorcoach owners, through The Fountains Vacation Club. The Club allows members to enjoy up to twenty six weeks of resort use and amenities, as opposed to buying individual sites.
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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts offers travellers a chance at a dream vacation
Marketwired
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, the upscale, full-service hotel brand located in key business and vacation destinations, is offering travelers the chance to win the ultimate vacation: a seven-night stay at any Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property around the world, 100,000 United MileagePlus® award miles towards airfare and $1,000 cash.
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