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2014 Canadian Resort Conference Confirmed For Toronto
CRDA
The Canadian Resort Conference will be held 23-24 September 2014 at Pantages, a Skyline Hotel that is just steps away from Downtown Toronto's art, entertainment and shopping districts, and is considered among the leading boutique hotels in the city. The annual conference, which alternates between locations in Eastern and Western Canada, will be extended from the previous one day format into a two day event comprising of a half day networking activity and a day and a half of debates and educational sessions, providing invaluable opportunities to spend time exploring business opportunities with Canadian and International attendees.
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Canadian Tourism Agencies and Ireland's Leitrim Tourism team up in an initiative to boost visitor numbers in 2014
Business Wire
Ireland's Leitrim Tourism has teamed up with Peterborough, ON, to promote their respective tourism offerings to both Irish and Canadian tourists. The aim of the initiative is to promote the waterways that they both offer and to boost visitors from Canada to Leitrim during 2014. The initiative includes trade shows, advertising and closer links with tourism agencies in Canada.
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Vacation properties need to be marketed to poorer buyers for sector to rebound
Vancouver Sun
A recovery in the resort real-estate sector will depend on the ability of developers to connect with a less wealthy buyer than they targeted before the recession and cater to the values of multiple generations, a panel at the Urban Land Institute's spring conference heard Friday. "We can't be selling forever to this very narrow segment of the upper echelon of the marketplace," said panelist Ed Romanowski, CEO of Calgary-based Bellstar Hotels & Resorts. "It just won’t sustain itself."
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Canadian Tourism Agencies and Ireland's Leitrim Tourism team up in an initiative to boost visitor numbers in 2014
Business Wire
Ireland's Leitrim Tourism has teamed up with Peterborough, ON, to promote their respective tourism offerings to both Irish and Canadian tourists. The aim of the initiative is to promote the waterways that they both offer and to boost visitors from Canada to Leitrim during 2014.

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Club Leisure Group signs on with TrackResults
Resort Development Organisation
Club Leisure Group, the largest timeshare sales and property management company in South Africa, recently selected TrackResults for their business intelligence and analytics partner. "We have invested and developed a lot of our own software over the years," said Thea Bormann.

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Confusion and court proceedings continue for Sunchaser Resort owners
Inside the Gate
After several months of further legal debate, the actual court orders arising from last fall's B.C. Supreme Court proceedings initiated by Northmont Resort Properties Ltd. over the Sunchaser Resort in Fairmount, B.C. have been settled.

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Many smaller ski resorts in B.C. face huge business challenges
The Province
Amid challenging trends, smaller ski resorts in B.C. are looking like an endangered species. But the industry will consolidate and grow with the provincial government's new relaxed environmental assessment procedures, industry players say. It was a spotty ski season, especially up to February, with revenues falling for many of B.C.'s resorts.
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How much condo you can get for $1 million in these cities
Huffington Post
Canada's real estate markets are famously varied, ranging from the intergalactically expensive to the almost unreasonably affordable, but the info-graphic below really brings this home. BuzzBuzzHome crunched the numbers and found that for $1 million, you can buy a 1,539-square-foot condo in Vancouver, B.C.
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CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort Luxury Private Residence Club in Anguilla selects preferred residences
Inside the Gate
Preferred Residences, a worldwide branding program for luxury shared ownership resorts offered by Interval International, an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, announced the addition of CeBlue Villas & Beach Resort, an exclusive private residence club on Anguilla. The property is nestled on a hillside overlooking Crocus Bay and combines a relaxed atmosphere with luxuriously appointed villas.
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RCI adds 2 new resorts to affiliate exchange network in South Korea
Inside the Gate
RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, has added to its network of exchange options in South Korea through its latest affiliation with Vistacay Hotel Group. Through this affiliation, RCI members seeking to travel to the world renowned Jeju Island in South Korea will soon have access to two stunning hotels: Vistacay Seogwipo and Vistacay Cheonjiyeon.
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RCI presents the ARDA International Foundation with $50,000 donation
Wyndham Worldwide
RCI presented the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) with a donation of $50,000 during the 2014 ARDA World conference in Las Vegas, NV. AIF is a nonprofit organization run by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) that aims to fulfill the research, education and fundraising needs of the fast-paced vacation ownership industry.
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RCI wins 9 2014 ARDA awards
Inside the Gate
RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands, won nine awards at the 2014 ARDA Awards Gala Dinner in Las Vegas, NV. Among the three coveted ACE awards the company took home was the prized ACE Customer Service: Industry Partner award, which was presented to RCI for its commitment to delivering the best service to its customers around the world.
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