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Perspective group to produce Canadian Resort Conference
Perspective
The Canadian Resort Development Association has selected Perspective Group to produce its annual CRDA conference. In an initial three-year agreement, the official trade association for the resort industry in Canada has engaged Perspective Group to produce, manage and promote its annual event. The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) is a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of the resort industry in Canada and throughout the world.
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"Extreme Village Makeover" a tremendous success for give kids the world village
Inside the Gate
It took more than 500 contractors, 7,500 volunteer hours and 29 tractor trailers to make Give Kids The World’s (GKTW) "Extreme Village Makeover" a tremendous success. GKTW followed the lead of its partner, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, to renovate 88 villas in a magical two week period in January 2014.
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Prices are up in Florida, but it's still tops with snowbirds
The Globe and Mail
When Ron Kearn, 59, and his wife Winona, 61, purchased a Florida vacation home last July, it was the fulfillment of a dream that had been 40 years in the making. "It was on my wish list for pretty much my entire life. But with raising a family, things took a bit longer than planned, but that's okay," says Mr. Kearn, a semi-retired, self-employed financial planner from Ajax, ON. "The timing was just right. The real estate market was good. I had someone who could take care of my business while I’m not there. I had the money. All of the above."
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Wyndham Extra Holidays launches "Pick Your Paradise" travel sale to the islands of Hawaii
Digital Journal
If you can imagine walking on white sandy beaches, enjoying a tropical treat or hearing a friendly "Aloha," it's time to start planning your 2014 Hawaiian getaway in the Wyndham Extra Holidays 2014 "Pick Your Paradise" Hawaii Travel Sale. Guests save up to 25 per cent on room rates at 10 resorts across Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island, starting as low as $90 per night for stays of four nights or more during April, May, June, September and December.
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Wyndham scoops the pool at Global Timeshare Resort Awards
Inside the Gate
The region's leading vacation ownership company, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific dominated the global Perspective Awards, collecting five awards from a total of eight categories in which they were nominated, including best timeshare resort in the Asia Pacific and best timeshare resort worldwide. The Perspective Magazine Awards annually recognizes the top companies and individuals doing business in the timeshare and fractional sector of the hospitality industry, with this year's Awards Gala dinner held at the luxurious Ritz Carlton Sarasota in Sarasota, FL.
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Business reviews now available on the Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyer's Guide
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Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyer's Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. We are building a valuable resource to Canada’s ownership-based resort and leisure industry, but need your help to get it started Visit the Canadian Vacation Ownership Industry Buyer's Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.



DAE wins GNEX Awards
RDO
At the GNEX 2014 conference held at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota, in Florida, DAE won the Best Customer Service Award for a fourth year in a row. In addition the company also won Best Consumer Product Award and Best Overall Company (under 250 employees).
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Interval to announce 4th quarter and full year 2013 financial results and host conference call
The Wall Street Journal
Interval will release its fourth quarter 2013 financial results after the market closes. Interval Leisure Group will also host a related conference call beginning that same day, accessible via telephone and the Internet. Craig M. Nash, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Interval Leisure Group, and William L. Harvey, chief financial officer, will review the company's fourth quarter financial results. Following the review, there will be a question and answer session.
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Prices are up in Florida, but it's still tops with snowbirds
The Globe and Mail
When Ron Kearn, 59, and his wife Winona, 61, purchased a Florida vacation home last July, it was the fulfillment of a dream that had been 40 years in the making. "It was on my wish list for pretty much my entire life. But with raising a family, things took a bit longer than planned, but that's okay,"says Mr. Kearn, a semi-retired, self-employed financial planner from Ajax, ON.

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68 stories in 60 seconds: Watch the tallest hotel in North America get built
Buzz Buzz
It took 27 months to build the 68-story Marriott Courtyard and Residence Inn in New York's Times Square, but thanks to EarthCam's high-definition camera, you can watch the entire construction process in just 60 seconds.

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DAE claims its regional focus benefits customers
RDO
Worldwide vacation exchange provider, DAE is making localized customer service a priority of their organization as they expand their services into key timeshare markets around the world. DAE now has offices in 12 locations including Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, South Africa, India, Thailand, China, the United Kingdom and the United States, with a new office in Egypt.

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DAE China raises funds for youth charity
PR Web
DAE China has raised over $4000 for a local youth charity through an event sponsored by DAE China and Pacific Sunrise. The Shanghai office of worldwide vacation exchange provider DAE hosted the "Relay of Love, Youth Carry On" charity sale late last year at the Hui Da Business Park in Shanghai.
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How to find the right all-inclusive resort for your vacation
Fox 6 Now
Let's imagine ourselves on a beach somewhere, shall we? Or maybe we could really go to one? These days, you can get a lot for your money at all-inclusive resorts. Laura Schara from Funjet Vacations joins Real Milwaukee to talk about how to find the right all-inclusive for you. Please click the read more button to watch the video.

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