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Canadian Resort Development Association adds 2 to Board of Directors
Inside The Gate
The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) has added two seasoned vacation ownership/timeshare professionals to its Board of Directors. According to Jon Zwickel, President and CEO of CRDA, says "We are proud to welcome Tom Carney and Lucie Gagné to our distinguished Board of Directors."
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Canadian Tourism Commission welcomes new CEO of Tourism Industry Association of Canada
Canadian Tourism Commission
Scott Allison, Chairperson (interim) of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) Board of Directors, congratulates Charlotte Bell on her appointment as the new President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC). TIAC is Canada's national trade association that represents large and small travel and tourism enterprises.
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Grand Pacific Resorts wins 2 top industry awards
Perspective Magazine
Grand Pacific Resorts, a timeshare company based in Carlsbad, CA, took home not one, but two prestigious industry awards, Best Marketing Professional and Best Team, from Perspective Magazine's annual awards presentations honoring the best in the timeshare industry. These awards are considered among the highest achievements in timeshare, as the winners are decided in part from votes by their industry peers.
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Gearing your real estate agency toward second-home purchases
Inman
The market for second homes is ever-growing. Despite the recent economic recession, vacation-home purchases have remained at a constant rate through it all. Maintaining an average of nine to 13 per cent of the market, vacation homes are a constant. Cabins, beach houses and desert retreats have almost become an addition to the American dream.
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Interval International tops 250,000 Facebook fans
RDO
Interval International has announced its latest social media milestone: exceeding 250,000 fans on Facebook. Growing at a rate of 18,000 new followers per month, Interval's Facebook presence has grown by more than 60 per cent in just over six months.
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DAE launches free education series for timeshare owners in the U.S.
Perspective Magazine
Worldwide vacation exchange provider DAE unveiled a free program inviting timeshare owners in the United States to harness the power of their vacation ownership. The program, the Vacation Education Series (VES), kicks off in San Diego, CA, Sun., March 22, 2015, 1:30 – 5:00 p.m., at Marina Village, 1936 Quivara Way.
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How to implement a cyberattack protection plan
Hotel News Now
Hospitality has been on the receiving end of several major cyberattacks in recent years. Hotel cyber criminals are increasingly getting smarter and constantly finding new ways of stealing customer data from hotel websites, systems and front desks.
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GBG & Associates selected as PR Agency by Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA)
Inside The Gate
San Diego-based GBG and Associates with niches in industries that include vacation ownership, resorts, professional services, health care, and tourism, has been selected by the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) to represent its association. CRDA is an industry-based association dedicated to furthering Vacation Ownership in Canada and throughout the world.
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Williamsburg man pleads guilty in timeshare scheme
WAVY-TV
A Williamsburg man faces more than 30 years in prison for a timeshare scheme that cost resorts more than $800,000. Fifty-six-year-old Keith D. Kosco pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from unlawful activity.

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Why Canada's snowbirds are under U.S. scrutiny
Timmins Press
Canadians who normally head south of their border for warmer weather are keeping closer track of their time in the United States because if they stay too long, they could lose their Canadian health benefits and might owe U.S. income tax.

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Why Starwood's van Paasschen resigned
Hotel News Now
Frits van Paasschen could have done better. That's the message from the board of directors of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, regarding the resignation of the company's president and CEO, which was announced recently.

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Insane time-lapse video shows a skyscraper in China built in 19 days
BuzzBuzz
China is using modular construction to combat its growing pollution problem. The Mini Sky City, a 57-story skyscraper in Changsha was erected by 1,200 workers over the course of 19 days. It's a mind-blowing assembly rate that equates to about three floors per day.
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1.75 billion reasons to change your website
RCI Ventures
Your website might have been great yesterday — but what about today? The speed of advances in technology means businesses can never rest of their laurels if they want to stay at the cutting edge.
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CustomerCount provides scholarship for student to attend ARDA World 2015
Inside The Gate
CustomerCount which offers the timeshare industry's most highly regarded online customer feedback system, is showing its support to the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) by helping to underwrite some of the scholarships offered for students to attend the upcoming ARDA World 2015 Convention in April. This is part of the AIF's university outreach program.
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Crelogix is proud to be the winner of 2015 Canada's Top 100 SME Employers
Inside The Gate
Crelogix Acceptance Corporation, a leading Canadian consumer financing provider, has been awarded Canada's Top Small & Medium Enterprises 2015 by Canada's Top 100 Employers. Canada's SME 2015 is a national competition that recognizes small and medium sized enterprises for creating exceptional workplaces with forward thinking human resources.
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Vancouver family firm purchases oceanfront resort in Tofino
Vancouver Sun
The Pacific Sands Beach Resort in Tofino, a key piece of oceanfront property near Vancouver Island's Clayoquot Sound, has been sold to a Vancouver company that plans to be active in its ownership while scaling up infrastructure and operations at the resort in coming years. The deal was announced after the Pettinger family of Tofino and Victoria reached a deal to sell the 41-acre property on Cox Bay to Gordon Nelson of Vancouver — a family-run company led by Jason Gordon and Chris Nelson along with partners Robert Brown and Shane Richards.
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New employer initiative strives to cure the epidemic of vacation deprivation
Inside The Gate
Take Back Your Time, a non-profit organization working to improve lives by eliminating the epidemic of overwork in America, announced the launch of its Vacation Commitment Initiative. The mission is to help change the culture around paid vacation in America by fostering corporate support in encouraging employees to take their earned time off.
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The state of luxury hotel marketing organizations according to their top CEOs
Skift
In the vast space between independent hotels and global hotel brands sit several hospitality consortia and organizations that provide some of the same marketing and promotional functions as large operators while remaining dedicated to the unique characteristics of their portfolio properties. While not hotel brands in the purest sense, they bank on their brands to deliver a type of experience that guests can rely on, even if it is an an independent property.
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Why hoteliers cannot afford free analytics tools
4Hoteliers
There is a saying that goes, "I don't have enough money to buy cheap things," that statement also rings true for implementing free analytics: hoteliers simply cannot afford it; Many hoteliers will invest thousands of dollars in best-in-class hotel website design and digital marketing strategies and technologies. After launch, those same hoteliers will utilize cheap or free analytics tools and base integral marketing decisions on inferior information, which can result in millions of dollars of missed revenues.
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