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Help and advice on timeshare holiday properties and membership options
Over the past few months we've looked at several aspects of the timeshare industry. This month we're taking a broader overview to share some general help and advice on three topics covering the most frequently asked questions.
Below are some tips on purchasing, getting the most out of timeshare and what to do if a membership no longer meets your needs. Additionally there are some pointers on where to get further advice.
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Vacation time helps families connect
North Shore News
Summer is coming and that is one time families traditionally take holidays. Or do they? While we may love to reminisce about our childhood holidays, it seems that today we are less likely to actually take them.
According to a recent survey for TD Bank, 93 per cent of Canadians working full-time consider vacation time important to keeping themselves happy.
The 20 hottest real estate spots in the world
New York Post
It’s safe to say we're in the midst of a global real estate bull market. According to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index, the value of homes internationally rose by 8.4 per cent in 2013, representing the highest annual increase since 1995. "People love property because it has that tangibility that other assets don’t have," says James Price, Knight Frank's head of Global Real Estate in London.
Spring snow boosts Alberta ski resorts
Heavy snowfall was a boon for Alberta's ski hills, with several planning to stay open into May 2014.
The Lake Louise Ski Resort reported 204.8 centimetres of snow in March 2014 — a 10-year record — and skiers and snowboarders are celebrating.
"This has been by far the best in my 15-year experience. It's been wonderful," said skier Janis Butler.
Breakthrough timeshare resale analysis released by BuyaTimeshare.com
Inside the Gate
BuyaTimeshare.com has released the results of an evaluation of owner resale information based on the consumer advertisements placed on the resale leader's website.
Conducted by the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, the independent study measured information from over 18,000 advertisements placed by owners looking to sell their timeshares through BuyaTimeshare.com.
Book a vacation, 'share a vacation' from anywhere in the world with new version of RCI mobile app for members
Travel and Tour
RCI the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, has taken its member app to the next level with new features and updates that deliver even more vacation planning options. The app is now transactional and incorporates a tool called "Share Your Vacation" that can synchronize with social media networks to create shareable online vacation albums.
Interval International and Karisma Hotels & Resorts enter into long-term, multi-site affiliation agreement
Inside the Gate
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, and Karisma Hotels & Resorts have entered into a long-term, multi-site affiliation agreement for Generations Resorts, the newest brand operated by Karisma. This encompasses Generations Maroma and Generations Riviera Maya, two upscale beachfront developments in the Mexican Caribbean.
Island Residence Club at Golden Sands joins the RCI Network of Affiliated Resorts
Azure Malta and RCI announced the signing of a multi-year agreement for the affiliation of Island Residence Club at Golden Sands Resort. RCI is the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands.
"RCI's high levels of service and its support of its affiliates, subscribing members and industry associates is the real value of our RCI affiliation," said Azure Malta's Project Director Perry Newton.
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Interval International releases upgraded sales tool kit app
Inside the Gate
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, has expanded its array of digital tools that educate prospective timeshare purchasers and increase engagement among owners. The enhanced version of the Interval Sales Tool Kit app, built especially for the iPad, features a ground-breaking way to present exchange options, along with a vacation calculator that illustrates the value proposition of shared ownership.
staySky Vacation Club chooses Interval International as its vacation services partner
The Wall Street Journal
Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, has signed a master affiliation with Club Trust LLC, doing business as staySky Vacation Club. The long-term agreement includes staySky Vacation Club's four existing resorts in Orlando, FL, as well as future properties. Interval will provide reservation services, points-based exchange, and the comprehensive Interval Gold package of expanded benefits.
Win 1 of 40 giveaways with RCI's 'Win Your Dream Vacation' sweepstakes
Inside the Gate
With a bitter cold winter recently behind us, hoards of cooped up travelers have vacations on the mind. But while daydreaming about relaxing on a far-off beach may be good for the psyche, it won’t help you actually get on vacation.
Take a step toward making those vacation fantasies a reality with RCI's Win Your Dream Vacation sweepstakes.
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