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Newest Club Intrawest property appeals to Interval International's adventure-seeking members
RDO
Interval International has announced the affiliation of Club Intrawest — Ucluelet. Set in the coastal village of Ucluelet on Vancouver Island just minutes from the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, it is the ninth Club Intrawest property to join Interval's global network.
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RCI Latin America and Crelogix work together to offer vacation ownership financing programs
Crelogix
RCI has partnered with Crelogix Acceptance Corporation to provide vacation ownership financing programs to RCI merchants, for their Canadian customers who purchase time share properties across its Latin America region (Mexico, the Spanish speaking Caribbean, as well as Central and South America). Crelogix will work with RCI Latin America to offer customized financing solutions to RCI affiliates to provide complete financing for vacation ownership purchases.
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New year brings continued momentum for Canadian travel industry
Canadian Tourism Commission
The wave of international travellers showed no sign of cresting as the new year dawned. Canada offered a warm welcome to just under 740,000 global visitors in January, a five per cent year-on-year rise, reports the latest Tourism Snapshot from the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)'s Research department.
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Perspective Group highlights new revenue-building services at ARDA Convention
Perspective Magazine
Perspective Group will promote two innovative new services to more than 3,000 industry professionals (Exhibit Booth No. 320) during the 2015 ARDA World Convention, April 12 – 16, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL. Perspective Group is known globally for its award-winning trade publication, Perspective Magazine, and its conferences; GNEX Conference, which recently celebrated its 5th anniversary and year on year growth since inception. Perspective Group also produces the Canadian Resort Conference on behalf of Canadian Resort Development Association.
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RCI LiveStream makes the virtual presentation a reality
RCI Ventures
RCI is helping affiliates take their sales and customer service presentations directly to the consumer with the launch of RCI LiveStream, a visual remote selling system that is the first of its kind in the timeshare industry. This revolutionary platform gives resort representatives the ability to present to consumers face-to-face through video conferencing, providing a digital-savvy way to interact with customers without the need for them to be physically on site.
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Canadians plan to stay close to home this summer
Canoe
There is a sizzling hot new vacationing trend this summer; and it's to stay close to home! With gas prices lower than they've been in years, and our dollar taking a serious dip, there is every reason to believe that Canadians are planning on staying closer to home this summer. To find out, we commissioned the Leger Group to conduct a survey of Canadian travel plans this summer and their findings confirm the theory.
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Issues loom for keyless entry in hotels
Hotel News Now
As hotel companies across the industry begin to embrace keyless entry technology, they will also need to work out the challenges that go hand in hand with such integration.

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Canadian Resort Development Association welcomes GetAways Resort Management as newest member
Inside The Gate
The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) announces its newest member GetAways Resort Management to its growing roster of vacation resort members.

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MP: Canadians regularly going to U.S. for long stays need to be mindful of changes
CBC News
A B.C. MP is warning people about a new information-sharing agreement between Canada and the United States that could put travellers who regularly spend a lot of time in the U.S. at risk of significant consequences.

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BuyaTimeshare.com to enhance sold timeshares feature
Inside The Gate
BuyaTimeshare.com has announced an initiative to further educate timeshare owners regarding the sold timeshares which have been verified as sold through the company's online platform. Through the creation of an entire subsection of additional information designed to highlight individual resorts, in the process displaying sold timeshares and buyer offers, the company is raising awareness among the vacation ownership community regarding the overall impact of online timeshare sales.
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6 proven strategies for investing in your hotel's back of the house
HVS
Hoteliers who invest in their back of the house equipment both reduce their utility costs and minimize the possibility of revenue disruption from failure of key building systems. This article summarizes proven investment strategies in this area.
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2015 Canadian Hotel Investment Report
Colliers International
Canada's lodging investment market continued its upward trajectory in 2014 with deal volume increasing by 28 per cent year-over-year, reaching $1.46 billion. This performance marks the fourth consecutive year that hotel investment in the country has surpassed the $1 billion mark, a testament to the strength of the market and the increased realization of its potential by institutional and non-traditional buyers alike.
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RTX spotlights value-enhancing services at ARDA Convention
Perspective Magazine
International timeshare exchange company Resort Travel & Xchange (RTX) will promote its innovative services to more than 3,000 industry professionals during the 2015 ARDA World Convention, April 12 – 16, in Exhibit Hall (Booth No. 709) at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL. The Asheville, North Carolina-based company is enjoying record growth.
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U.S. ski resorts continue strong performance run
Hotel News Now
The North American ski community gets together each year during the Mountain Travel Symposium. STR, parent company of Hotel News Now, has been invited for the past few years to share our insights into the trends we see in the Colorado ski area and select other ski markets.
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Generational shift in real estate forces Gen Y to downsize
The Globe and Mail
First-time buyer Jordan Hopper paid $383,500 for a place to call his own, getting a taste of what a difference a generation makes in Metro Vancouver's expensive housing market. He recently signed a deal to buy a one-bedroom condo in the municipality of North Vancouver. Mr. Hopper, 22, is thrilled that he will be moving into the 632-square-foot condo in late May, though he admits it's a far cry from his parents' 2,400-square-foot detached home, which they bought for $336,000 back in 1996.
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Baby boomers fuelling sales of luxury homes in big Canadian cities
Financial Post
Baby boomers continue to drive sales in the luxury real estate market, upsizing their homes while also helping their Gen-Y offspring with home purchases, according to a new report. The study by Sotheby's International Realty Canada, which involved interviews with leading realtors in specific markets, examined generational differences between buyers of luxury real estate in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal.
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Highlights from Valemount Glacier Destinations' Master Plan
The Rocky Mountain Goat News
The nearly 300-page draft Master Plan for the Valemount Glacier Destinations is now public, and contains a lot of information about the studies, mapping, and what is planned for future phases and final build out. Here is a brief look at what is planned for the first phase, according to the plan, now available for download at valemountglaciers.com.
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Vacation Education Series for timeshare owners, DAE goes on the road to listen and share expertise
Perspective Magazine
As the vacation ownership industry continues to shift, the need for quality service, transparency and more information has become paramount. Simply said, owners want and need to know how best to use their timeshare purchase, along with all the ancillary benefits associated with it. DAE, world's largest privately-owned global timeshare exchange provider, has recognized this need and continued to meet it this March.
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The evolution of the timeshare industry in Hawaii
KHON2
Explore the evolution of the timeshare industry in Hawaii is with Joseph Toy, president of Hospitality Advisors, which is a consulting firm that looks at these kinds of numbers. He talked to Diane Ako on Wake Up 2day about the changes, and how that could help Hawaii residents who buy one here.
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