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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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What's the best timeshare to buy for your family's holiday habits
Mirror.co.uk
Over the past couple of months articles have been written looking at both the quality of timeshare holidays and how they compare in terms of value for money against package alternatives. In both cases the results have been very positive, which leads us to ask, where's the best place to buy a timeshare?
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Diamond Resorts International launches events of a lifetime with baseball hall of famers Reggie Jackson and Gaylord Perry
Inside the Gate
Diamond Resorts International, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, builds on its successful hospitality platform and launches Events of a Lifetime. The program delivers new and exciting VIP vacation experiences to select members and guests, and now includes special guest appearances by baseball Hall of Famers, Reggie Jackson and Gaylord Perry.
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DAE staff exchange expands trans-tasman service
RDO
DAE is introducing a new kind of exchange — a staff exchange between its Australian and New Zealand offices throughout February and March. The program will see Australian and New Zealand customer service consultants spend up to two weeks working in the opposite country to better familiarize themselves with the local product and different needs of each market.
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Wyndham timeshare chief to succeed Danziger as CEO
Travel Weekly
Geoff Ballotti, CEO of Wyndham Worldwide's timeshare exchange and vacation rental operations, will replace Eric Danziger as CEO of the company's hotels division. Danziger is leaving the company. He joined Wyndham Worldwide in 2008. Ballotti also joined Wyndham in 2008 after 20 years with Starwood.
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Timeshare advertiser BuyaTimeshare.com to begin European outreach at TATOC
Inside the Gate
Online timeshare advertising company BuyaTimeshare.com will begin exploring the opportunities in the European resale market by participating at the TATOC conference March 7-9, 2014 at the Park Royal Hotel in Stretton, near Warrington, England.
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Canadian Resort Development Association becomes affiliate member of the Association of Timeshare Recyclers
PR Web
The Association of Timeshare Recyclers (ATR) has announced that the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) recently became an Affiliate Member of ATR. 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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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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Starwood Vacation Ownership and Interval International announce long-term renewal
Market Watch
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group IILG 0.47 per cent, announced the renewal of its master affiliation with Starwood Vacation Ownership, a division of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. HOT 0.06 per cent. The long-term agreement extends the relationship established in 2000 and includes 19 shared ownership properties, as well as future resorts.
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C.A.R.E. announces spring conference in Destin, FL
Inside the Gate
C.A.R.E. (The Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers) has announced the dates for its spring conference. The conference will be held from May 3-06, 2014 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, FL. The conference will feature many exciting activities and compelling meetings.
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Forgotten art? What happens to scale models when they're no longer needed
Buzz Buzz
Walking into Peter McCann's architectural model firm in Toronto feels like stepping into a miniature city, albeit a rather scattered one. Small-scale condo replicas fill every corner of the room, some concealed in plastic wrap while others are placed proudly on the wall, like a work of art.
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Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific partners with Apollo Motor-home Holidays
Inside the Gate
Asia Pacific's leading timeshare company, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific has partnered with Brisbane based Apollo Motorhome Holidays to trial motor home holidays throughout Australia and New Zealand. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific will offer this unique style of holidaying to their Privileges by Wyndham members for a limited trial period.
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Club Intrawest announces Ninth Location on Vancouver Island
Inside the Gate
Club Intrawest, a boutique private vacation Club, is thrilled to be opening its ninth location in Ucluelet, British Columbia. Club Intrawest — Ucluelet is located within the picturesque Water's Edge Resort overlooking Ucluelet Harbour and is just minutes away from the famed Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. This boutique collection of one-and two-bedroom vacation homes will provide Club Intrawest Members and guests with the perfect launching off point to explore the natural beauty of the Ucluelet and Tofino region.
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Temecula: City embracing Canadian tourism market
The Press Enterprise
Temecula's tourism officials are making sure the flocks of red-and-white winged Canadian snowbirds that visit the area know about old town and wine country. Annette Brown, marketing manager for the Temecula Valley Convention & Visitor's Bureau, said the agency started aggressively marketing the area to Canadians two-and-a-half years ago.
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ARDA announces theme, schedule, and sponsors for 2014 ARDA World Convention in Las Vegas
Inside the Gate
This year's ARDA World Convention and Exposition will be focused on "Next Gen": the next generation of products, customers, business models, and distribution sources. The annual convention will be held April 6-10, 2014 at the Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
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Hackers are out there, and they're targeting hotels
Hotel Interactive
While data breaches at several large retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus are dominating headlines, the hotel industry is finding its share of scrutiny too. The recent revelation White Lodging's systems were hacked at several of its managed hotels underscores the disturbing fact lodging properties are equally vulnerable, maybe even more so than the retail industry.
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RCI strengthens online training offering for resort affiliates
Inside the Gate
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 Leisure Group reports fourth quarter and full year 2013 results
Inside the Gate
Interval Leisure Group has announced results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2013. ILG consolidated fourth quarter revenue increased by 10.3 per cent from the same period last year, while full year revenue increased by 5.9 per cent.
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Canadian Resort Development Association becomes affiliate member of the Association of Timeshare Recyclers
PR Web
The Association of Timeshare Recyclers (ATR) has announced that the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) recently became an Affiliate Member of ATR. 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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