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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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How does shared ownership work?
Property 118
Could a private landlord put together a shared ownership scheme similar to those offered by Housing Associations? This question was raised by one of our members who came up with the idea of selling 10 per cent of his property every year to one of his tenants. I explained that it would be incredibly difficult to make it work but I thought I would start a thread to share my own thoughts and to canvass the opinion of others.
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Sunset World Resorts schedules 2014 events to promote the Mexican Caribbean
Inside the Gate
Sunset World Resorts & Vacation Experiences, with resort properties in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Mexico, has announced five important destination events it will host in 2014 to promote recreation, culture and sports in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, strengthening the tourism offering in the region and offering unique experiences for its guests.
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Canadian snowbirds' dream of U.S. vacation home fading fast
Finanacial Post
The hundreds of thousands of Canadian snowbirds who flock to the United States are being hit by a falling loonie that should see their purchasing of U.S. winter homes start to slow, says a new report. It's not going to be any sort of collapse, which is good news for Florida, the number one draw of Canadians where 3.5 million of us spend $4.4 billion annually.
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Diamond Resorts International reports record fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results
Inside the Gate
Diamond Resorts International announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. David F. Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Our business performed strongly this period, as we delivered a record fourth quarter, concluding a record year. Our results clearly reinforce the advantages of our differentiated business model, which combined with solid execution by our team, led to growth across nearly all the key metrics that define our business."
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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.



TrackResults wins "Best Product Development" award at GNEX 2014
Inside the Gate
TrackResults Software won the award for Perspective Magazine's "Best Product Development" at GNEX 2014 in Sarasota, Florida. The judges were particularly impressed with TrackResults as a simple to use, sophisticated tool for resort developers. According to founding partner, Sean Nickerson "this is an exciting win for TrackResults as it highlights our passion, dedication and development that went into our software over the past few years."
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The Palm at Playa in the Riviera Maya joins Interval International
The Wall Street Journal
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, announced the affiliation of The Palm at Playa, a boutique hotel located right off the world-famous 5th Avenue in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The property was built by Alfonso Montes, a widely respected residential and commercial developer in the region. "As a leading vacation destination, Mexico is known for providing visitors warm hospitality and some of the highest quality shared ownership accommodations," said Marcos Agostini, Interval's senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Latin America.
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How does shared ownership work?
Property 118
Could a private landlord put together a shared ownership scheme similar to those offered by Housing Associations? This question was raised by one of our members who came up with the idea of selling 10 per cent of his property every year to one of his tenants. I explained that it would be incredibly difficult to make it work but I thought I would start a thread to share my own thoughts and to canvass the opinion of others.

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68 stories in 60 seconds: Watch the tallest hotel in North America get built
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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 takes out timeshare industry's top awards
Inside the Gate
DAE has been named the Best Overall Company in the 2014 Perspective Magazine Awards, taking home three top awards at the global timeshare industry's annual night of nights. The worldwide vacation exchange provider took out the new award for Best Overall Company (up to 250 employees), as well the Best Customer Service Award and Best Consumer Product.
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RCI strengthens online training offering for resort affiliates
WN.com
RCI , the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, recently unveiled several enhancements to its RCI eSchool, a free online learning platform offered exclusively to RCI affiliated resorts. RCI eSchool, which first launched in 2011, provides the latest industry information and techniques and helps RCI affiliates eliminate the prohibitive cost of in-person training.
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Interval International honored with Global Innovation award
Perspective Magazine
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, received Perspective magazine's "Best Innovation" award at the fourth annual Global Networking Expo held recently in Sarasota, FL. "We're very pleased the Interval Exchange Tracker, a key feature of the Interval Sales Tool Kit app, was recognized as the year's best innovation," said Jay Wilson, Interval's vice president of resort sales and service.
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Wyndham sales star scoops international award
Inside the Gate
Sales Representative for Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Tullika Deswal, was honoured with a coveted award at the global Perspective Magazine Awards in the U.S. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, one of the Gold Coast's largest employers, demonstrated why they are the leaders in the vacation ownership industry, collecting five awards from a total of eight categories in which they were nominated.
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